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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 1:40pm - 1:55pm
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Under the current data paradigm, third parties often capture, analyze, and make use of an individual’s data without that individual’s knowledge or consent. The uses of this data are often opaque, and even when an individual signs a “Terms of Service Agreement” it is questionable whether they truly provide informed consent. With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we’re seeing momentum to provide individuals with greater data privacy protection. As part of the Assembly on artificial intelligence and governance -- a joint project between the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab -- we are creating technical and policy mechanisms that empower individuals to thwart third parties from successfully analyzing their data and to communicate that they do not want their data to be used in ways that they did not consent to. We are building a tool that directly embeds “Do Not Track”-like signature in images while simultaneously duping image classification systems.

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Thom Miano

Data Scientist, RTI International
Thom Miano is a data scientist in the Center for Data Science at RTI International. Thom studies Artificial Intelligence as a multifaceted discipline, investigating the development of algorithmic architectures, the practical application of machine learning in health, education, and... Read More →

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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 4