Examine the Interplay Between Humans, Machines, and Data

The Computation and Society Initiative uses the power of technology for the benefit of humanity.

Humans have reached extraordinary heights thanks to computational devices and algorithms. But the gains are not shared equitably. It’s time we think critically about technological progress and its consequences, both intended and unintended, for individuals and society.

The Computation and Society Initiative studies how algorithms affect the ways we look at one another and how we conduct business. Our goal: to ensure technology empowers society rather than divides it. When we uncover inherent bias in data, we can achieve greater objectivity in the world. And the promise of computational advances can benefit all of humanity.

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