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Sunday, October 20 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Data is the New Gold Rush

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Data is the New Gold Rush: Data is the limited resource required for the development of AI, and AI will transform the costs and profitabilities of many industries, much as the introduction of electricity and electronic transformed many economic ventures. Major technology companies in the United States and China have early head starts in the race for data, and in many cases, we ourselves are being mined for profitable resources. How does the competition for data affect people whose data is being collected? What kind of balance of privacy and economics should policy makers be looking for? How can children (and adults!) become data-rights-savvy enough to engage with elected officials? Companies have become large worldwide partly as a result of weakening anti-trust laws – is being big necessary for success in AI when the resource is information?

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Chandra Clarke

Author, The Entrepreneurial Parent
Chandra Clarke wears many hats, sometimes all at once, which makes it hard to get through doorways. A recovering entrepreneur, she founded the editing company Scribendi.com, which was acquired in 2017. She will also admit to having been a freelance writer, with publishing credits... Read More →

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Geoffrey Hart

Geoff works primarily as a scientific editor, specializing in authors who have English as their second or third language. He's a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and has published hundreds of articles and several books to help others communicate better. In his spare... Read More →
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Lynne Sargent

Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and Ph.D student currently studying at the University of Waterloo. Her work has been published in venues such as Strange Horizons, Wild Musette, and Twisted Moon Magazine, among others. She was a 2018 Rhysling and 2018 Aurora Award Nominee.

Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Penthouse A - 75 seats