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April 2019

Understanding Bias in Artificial Intelligence

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
221 Yale Avenue North, 221 Yale Avenue North, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Join us for a discussion to uncover the surprising biases that exist in the design of AI -- and the far-reaching repercussions on society. Algorithms make important decisions that affect our daily lives - but the myriad issues with how they are made and who is making them can create harmful outputs. Our panelists represent voices across the world of tech leadership, government, academia, and the Seattle tech-building community. ‍ Miriam Vogel Executive Director, EqualAI Ryan Calo Law Professor, UW…

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May 2019

xTech + Impact 2019 Summit

May 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
GIX, 12280 NE District Way
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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How will the rise in exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain, help us to build a healthy and ethical society? Our aim at the xTech + Impact is to discuss advances in these technologies, learn about the ways in which they are impacting societies, and explore the potential to accelerate social transformation. The xTech + Impact Summit will be an interactive gathering with plenary sessions and breakout conversations. The Summit…

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June 2019

Seattle CIO Executive Summit Q2

June 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join us for the Executive Summit, combining unparalleled networking with peer-driven content and insights from dynamic thought leaders. As the Governing Body, we craft the agenda to address innovative, real-world solutions to our top challenges, from digital transformation to board engagement and keeping the organization secure — ensuring an invaluable experience for every CIO and CISO who attends. We bring together the brightest minds in technology through our invitation-only gathering. Walk away enlightened, energized and emboldened to put new ideas to work in…

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November 2019

“Innovate Housing” – by Fannie Mae and the WA Center for Real Estate Research

November 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Block 41, 115 Bell Street
Seattle, 98121
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Join us in Seattle or by livestream for  InnovateHousing™: New Ideas on the Future of Home — a half-day event that will explore the intersection of housing, innovation, and tech. Tuesday, Nov. 5 8:30 a.m. PST Block 41 at 115 Bell Street, Seattle Panelists  will explore  new ideas on the future of home transactions, construction, finance, and borrower data. In a fireside chat, Jane Broom of Microsoft Philanthropies and former governor Christine Gregoire of Challenge Seattle will discuss how tech is…

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December 2019

Everett Link Light Rail Outreach to Small Business

December 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Perteet, 2707 Colby Avenue, Suite 900
Everett, WA United States
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HNTB Corporation will host a joint networking and outreach event in Snohomish County with infrastructure consulting firm Perteet, Inc., to identify partnership opportunities with small and disadvantaged businesses in the region for the upcoming Everett Link light rail extension. The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at Perteet’s office located at 2707 Colby Avenue, Suite 900, in Everett, Washington. Professionals from HNTB and Perteet will be on hand to identify opportunities across…

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January 2020

Samuel Woolley: How Technology Will Break the Truth

January 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Despite Samuel Woolley’s warnings as early as 2013, the problem of online disinformation stormed our political process in 2016 and has only worsened since. Woolley makes his way to Town Hall with urgent perspectives from his book The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth. He cautions that technology may soon play an even deeper role in the rise of disinformation—with human-like automated voice systems, machine learning, “deepfake” AI-edited videos and images, interactive memes, virtual reality, and…

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US China Series with Microsoft President Brad Smith

January 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The W Hotel Seattle, 1112 Fourth Avenue
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Brad Smith is the president of Microsoft, where he leads a team of more than 1,400 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals in 56 countries. He serves as the company’s chief legal officer and leads work on a wide range of issues involving the intersection between technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and artificial intelligence, human rights, immigration, philanthropy and environmental sustainability. Described by the New York Times as “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large,”…

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Who Can We Trust? Technology’s Impact on Democracy

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Technology has made communication easier than ever. As social networks, digital platforms, and emerging technologies keep us constantly connected, many have found that the volume of information has eroded our ability to trust. The University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public explores questions and solutions for building our trust in modern media. Participate in an active dialogue that covers ideas and solutions from the community, and hear from researchers on the cutting edge of information and communication. Gather for a…

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March 2020

BirThdayCake/“New Voter Technology for 2020 Elections” at TF Blockchain-Seattle

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WeWork 1411 4th Ave, 1411 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 us
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TF Blockchain Seattle is turning 1!!! We will be hosting our 13th TF Seattle Chapter Event- We are excited to have a timely “Fireside Chat” with Bryan Finney Founder at Democracy Live on Thursday, March 5, 2020 (Full disclaimer- this is a fireside chat because it’s a hot topic.... no real fire due to building code. But we will have BirThdayCandles 😇). It’s Election Season and we will be looking at New Technology and Voting. Don’t miss this one... Bryan…

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July 2020

Summer Createathon

July 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

A gathering of our tech-for-good community to make a difference for nonprofits, government agencies and social impact startups. Join us online on July 18th for a convening of our tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help. The coronavirus pandemic has upended all of our lives, but it makes the good work we do more important than ever. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers,…

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