The Social Data in Action Series is presented by the Social Innovation Research Institute at Swinburne and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society. The series explores the interface between social science and data science, and connects researchers and industry professionals with leading global voices in the field.
In this webinar, Sarah Williams from MIT will offer insights from her 2020 book Data Action: Using Data for Public Good. Big data can be used for good—such as tracking disease—and for bad—implementing surveillance and control. Williams will provide a guide for working with data in more ethical and responsible ways and will also outline a method that emphasises collaboration among data scientists, policy experts, data designers, and the public.