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The AI Opportunity to Reset and Realign Computing - Tuesday, December 12th, 7:00PM CST
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Our speaker this month is Peter Wang. Peter is the founder and CEO of Anaconda, and a founder of the PyData open source data science movement. He has been a long-time advocate for open source software, starting with founding the Linux Users Group at Cornell in 1994. In recent years, he has been active in the internet privacy and decentralization movement, having given many talks at DWeb Camp and serving on the board of the Center for Humane Technology. With the accelerated adoption of machine learning and AI systems, Peter is actively working on ensuring that the technology foundations of the future remain open to innovation and are oriented towards human thriving.
Peter will articulate his reasons for optimism about the current inflection point in computing, and lay out his framing for some of the challenges at the intersection of AI and digital rights.
HOW TO ATTEND:
Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 1st floor of the Omni Hotel. We are in the Devvie meeting room. To locate Devvie, locate Capital Factory's main event room off the Omni lobby, Voltron, Suite 150. Once inside, there should be someone at the desk to direct you to our meetup, but, if no one is there, proceed to the left past the kitchen and down the hallway, Devvie is right around the corner. You may also message us on this event or message us at @EFFaustin on Twitter or @effaustin on Mastodon if you are having trouble finding us. Please note that the room will be locked and EFF-Austin will not have access until 10-15 minutes before 7:00pm CST. We will try to have someone in the Omni lobby earlier than that in front of the Voltron doors to greet you if you arrive early, but otherwise just wait in the lobby until you are let in.
Talk will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive and will later be archived at https://www.youtube.com/user/effaustin. Questions for the speaker from virtual attendees may be submitted via the Youtube livestream chat, our Twitter account, @EFFaustin, or our Mastodon account, @effaustin.
Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk inside room Voltron, Suite 150, reducing the cost to $8. If no one is at the desk, check with EFF-Austin meetup organizers, we can provide you with one. Attendees must park after 5pm and leave before 10pm to receive the discount, otherwise they will be charged full price, which is $3.25 for every 30 minutes. Affordable street park is also available nearby. Details: https://capitalfactory.com/parking/
Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM in the Omni Hotel lobby.
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