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Big Data, Big Promises, Big Problems? (FYS)
QAC 190F
Fall 2023
Section: 01  

This seminar explores the transformation of the modern data landscape from its pre-datafication beginnings in the early 90s to the contemporary age of "big data." Throughout this transformation, various sectors of society, including healthcare, education, business, urban planning, governance, sustainability, media, science, and art, have experienced unprecedented opportunities for growth and advancement. However, alongside these opportunities, significant challenges have arisen, including privacy concerns, fairness and bias issues, data governance, and model interpretability, all of which have far-reaching implications. The seminar provides a systematic exploration of the characteristics of the "big data" landscape, its impact on the production and distribution of goods and services, and its "data ethics" implications. We will explore the promises, and problems, of our data-driven era, paving the way for informed discussions and critical thinking in our fields of study.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS QAC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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