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Saturday, October 19 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Is Big Data in an Arms Race?

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Data-collection tools like Realeyes represent a significant development in technology that can monitor our emotion and behavior. What are the implications of tools that can read our emotions within seconds? How might Big Data's monitoring of our movements and behavioral habits alter our society in the future?

Moderators
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Kim-Mei Kirtland

Kim-Mei Kirtland joined the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency in 2013. She is a lifelong reader of science fiction and fantasy, particularly hard science fiction in the vein of Greg Egan and Peter Watts, and is actively looking for fiction in those genres. Other areas of interest to... Read More →

Panelists
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Jason M. Harley

Assistant Professor, McGill University
Jason M. Harley is a university professor and junior research scientist at McGill and the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. Their research examines psychological processes in surgical training using simulations and advanced technology. Jason’s research on topics... Read More →
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Ada Hoffmann

Ada Hoffmann is the author of the space opera novel THE OUTSIDE, the collection MONSTERS IN MY MIND, and over 60 published speculative short stories and poems. Her work has appeared in professional magazines such as Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and Uncanny, and in three year’s-best... Read More →
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Sarah Parkinson

Sarah Parkinson is a lawyer practising in Toronto. She received an LL.B. from the University of Windsor and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2011. She obtained a Honours BA from the University of Toronto, specializing in History... Read More →
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N. R. M. Roshak

N. R. M. Roshak writes all manner of things, including (but not limited to) short fiction, kidlit, and non-fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, On Spec, Daily Science Fiction, Future Science Fiction Digest, and elsewhere. She studied philosophy and mathematics... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Salon D - 20 seats