Northwestern Mutual, Marquette to host Symposium on the Ethics of Big Data
It will break down the ethical, legal, privacy and social challenges society is facing since the emergence of data-driven technology such as learning analytics, wearables, intelligent personal assistants and more.
MILWAUKEE — The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, in partnership with the Marquette University Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, will host the fourth annual Symposium on the Ethics of Big Data at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Cream City Labs, 733 N. Van Buren St., Milwaukee.
The symposium, which is now sold out, is the second event hosted by the NMDSI at Marquette. It will break down the ethical, legal, privacy and social challenges society is facing since the emergence of data-driven technology such as learning analytics, wearables, intelligent personal assistants and more.
“A wide range of economic interests, including consumer marketing, health care, manufacturing, education and government are now in pursuit of the value of data-driven decision making that big data promises,” Zimmer said. “At the same time, the rise of the big data ecosystem fosters concerns about digital surveillance, individual privacy, and user consent. The 4th annual Ethics of Big Data Symposium will engage with these issues by encompassing multiple perspectives, stakeholders and approaches.”
The event will feature two additional expert presentations, as well as an exercise called “Letting go of your data,” led by Joseph Coelho, an adjunct instructor of computer science at Marquette.
About the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute
Last year, Northwestern Mutual formed an academic partnership with Marquette University and UW – Milwaukee. Leveraging the strengths of the three institutions, the groundbreaking partnership will contribute $40 million over the next five years to help build a technology ecosystem and advance southeastern Wisconsin as a national hub for technology, research, business and talent development, while creating an organic pipeline of tech talent in the area.