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Talk: All Tech Is Human

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Storrs Campus
Arjona 225

Is social media bad for user wellbeing and society at large? 2017 was the year of a backlash against Silicon Valley for their potential connection with misinformation and tech addiction. David Ryan Polgar has carved a unique career as a tech ethicist, where he explores the impact of social media & tech from ethical, legal, and emotional perspectives. On April 3rd, he will take a deep dive into the tension between the business interests of Silicon Valley (eyeballs and engagement) and the human interests of users (trustworthy information, increasing happiness). Can't tech companies profit while also operating to benefit users & society?

Contact:

Marc Reyes

History Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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