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Algorithms and taxonomies are ultimately created by human beings with our own prejudices and stereotypes. Your black box and/or other new AI technologies could be replicating (even aggravating?) the same issues when it comes to discrimination of information regarding specific groups or just ignoring highly important data crucial to a case. Ideas for a panel could include several researchers or AI vendors working on how ...more »
Should you care about the corporate responsibility track of the vendors you are dealing with or potentially will? We could invite a vendor or two from our law library community which has been very active in social justice initiatives, and also a law librarian interested in explaining her/his experience on how much the idea of "good corporate citizen" plays in vendor negotiations.
There is a sharp increase of official communications from our elected officials which happens first and primarily (solely?) in social media platforms. Should these sources be considered primary sources of government documents? For a panel, we could invite a government librarian or archivist (perhaps from the National Archives or GPO?) to tell us about the government's official policy on social media collection and also ...more »
Law librarians can play a prominent role in providing sources and services (i.e. civic education) for new Americans to better understand our legal system and government. The panel can include government librarians working in Courts with services directly targeting new citizens, librarians in law schools with immigration/citizenship clinics and even possibly invite someone from a major federal library in DC to talk about ...more »