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David Widder

David Widder
David Widder
Doctoral Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, incoming Postdoc at Cornell Tech in NYC
Carnegie Mellon University
Fireside chat: AI’s creative and software supply chains with Creative Commons and CMU
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM EST
About David Widder
David Gray Widder (he/him) studies how people creating “Artificial Intelligence” systems think about the downstream harms their systems make possible, and how this relates to wider forces in political economies of "AI". He is a Doctoral Student in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and incoming Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech.

He has previously conducted research at Intel Labs, Microsoft Research, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and publishes in the fields of AI Ethics (FAccT, Big Data & Society), Human-Computer Interaction (CHI, CSCW, VL/HCC) and Software Engineering (FSE, MSR).

He was born in Tillamook, Oregon and raised in Berlin and Singapore. He maintains a conceptual-realist artistic practice, advocates against police terror and pervasive surveillance, and enjoys distance running. His research and activism has been covered in Vice's Motherboard and MIT Technology Review.