Engage, Design, Examine: Celebrating Five Years of CTSP

Engage, Design, Examine: Celebrating Five Years of CTSP

Come celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary!

To celebrate this fifth year of CTSP we are hosting an event with the Google PAIR team to bring together CTSP alums and current fellows with the local technology community. Come learn about CTSP projects with lightning talks and posters addressing our core focus areas of Health + Sensors, Sustaining Democracy and Building Community, Integrating Safety & Privacy, and Just Algorithms: Fairness, Transparency, and Justice, spark connections with others committed to public interest technology, and help shape the future of CTSP!

When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019, 5 – 8:30pm

Where: Google SF, 345 Spear Street, SF, CA 94105



5:00 – doors open, social hour

6:00 – 6:15 – CTSP + PAIR Welcome!

6:15 – 6:45 – CTSP 5 Year Recap & 5 Project Talks

6:45 – 8:30 – social hour & poster session

While you learn and mingle enjoy light snacks and refreshments provided by Google!

Hear Lightning Talks About 5 CTSP Projects

  1. Increasing Transparency into the Capabilities of Surveillance and Policing Technologies: A Resource for Citizens and Cities
    As cities undergo these often imperceptible changes to enhance policing capabilities and introduce ‘smart city’ initiatives that may infringe upon civil liberties, it is imperative for citizens to have a reliable resource to turn to for understanding the functions and implications of these technologies.
  2. Assessing Race and Income Disparities in Crowdsourced Safety Data Collection
    How can crowdsourced data be biased based on the required access to smartphones and the knowledge and desire to participate in data-gathering activities?
  3. Menstrual Biosensing Survival Guide
    A zine about menstrual biosensing technologies to help users protect their intimate data privacy and rethink assumptions of how these apps configure their users.
  4. Coordinated Entry System Research and Development for a Continuum of Care in Northern California
    A needs assessment and system recommendation around “matching” unhoused people to appropriate services. How can such systems handle values such as privacy, security, autonomy, dignity, safety, and resiliency?
  5. Affect & Facial Recognition in Hiring
    What happens when an automated understanding of human affect enters the real world, in the form of systems that have life-altering consequences?


Registration & Cancellation Policy

Due to security purposes, we must close registration/RSVP for our events 48 hours before the event. Please make sure to RSVP before that.

If your plans change, we kindly ask that you cancel your ticket on Eventbrite at least 72 hours before the event so we can release spare tickets to our waitlist. Thanks so much!

About the sponsor: Google People + AI Research (PAIR)

PAIR is devoted to advancing the research and design of people-centric AI systems. They’re interested in the full spectrum of human interaction with machine intelligence, from supporting engineers to understanding everyday experiences with AI.

Their goal is to do fundamental research, invent new technology, and create frameworks for design in order to drive a human-centered approach to artificial intelligence. And they want to be as open as possible: they’re building open source tools that everyone can use, hosting public events, and supporting academics in advancing the state of the art.

Check their past projects here, as well as their People + AI Guidebook.

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