Artificial Intelligence and Open Data with digital HKS Fellow, Yaso Córdova

digital HKS 2017-2018 Research Fellow Yaso Córdova, will be presenting her work on artificial intelligence (AI) and open data this Wednesday, Sept 27 starting at 12:15PM.

The Serenata de Amor Operation is an initiative that uses artificial intelligence to tackle public-sector corruption in Brazil. During the presentation, Yaso will share:

  • What the platform does;
  • What is the "architecture for AI transparency"
  • Social media and AI as bridge for citizens
  • Why they choose not to use Deep Learning
  • What they have accomplished so far

Event details:

Wednesday, September 27
12:15PM to 1:30PM
1 Brattle Square, 4th floor
Suite 470 

(There will be a light lunch of sandwiches and refreshments available.)

Yaso Córdova (@yaso) is an activist, researcher, and developer. She is an affiliated to the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, where she works on technologies to bootstrap democracy, using open data, privacy, online identity, and blockchain. She is also a fellow at the Center for technology and Society at Fundacao Getúlio Vargas (CTS-FGV), researching data extraction for social impact and public policies, besides smart cities and discrimination. She held several positions within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and as Web Specialist, she was one of the chairs of the Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group. At the United Nations, working at the Brazilian Presidency and Ministries of Justice and Culture, she successfully co-led platforms for Brazil’s participatory lawmaking. She also led/ participated in multiple free/open source software projects. Nowadays, she is an active advisor of the Serenata de Amor anti-corruption project, which she presented in the Brazilian Congress in 2017. She regularly writes for Privacy International/Coding Rights and has won twice the Vladimir Herzog prize, the major prize in Brazil for journalism and human rights. She is a counselor of the  Nucleus of Studies on Technology and Society of the University of São Paulo, the Nets_USP, advisor of the nonprofits Open Knowledge Brazil and the Coding Rights Group. She also co-founded the Calango Hackerspace.