The PITCh

A Digital Interests Lab and AI Now Collaboration

The PITCh is a monthly series of remote conversations between established and early career scholars to support the work of practitioners and academics interested in public interest technology, with topics ranging from substantive issues to professional development topics.

The PITCh, hosted by Lab Director Prof. Anne L. Washington, PhD, will feature analysis and approaches by established scholars, and extensive opportunities for dialogue and reflections with two guests per session. Each session will also have a limited number of early career individuals as a “live” audience, who will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to the main conversation. The events will be broadcast live in a Zoom Webinar format, and will also have a brief general public Q&A towards the end.

The PITCh is partially funded by the National Science Foundation and the New America Public Interest Technology University Network.

The Schedule:

October 27th 2021, 3pm Eastern

Centering the Community

Chris Benner and Alexandrina Agloro

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November 17th 2021, 5:30pm Eastern

Interdisciplinary Impact

Ryan Calo and Ezekiel Dixon-Roman

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December 8th 2021, 3pm Eastern

Criminal Evidence

Beth Bechky and Rebecca Wexler

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January 26th 2022, 9am Eastern

AI Snake Oil

Arvind Narayanan and Frank Pasquale

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