Exciting possibilities are emerging for synergizing new kinds of data that can illuminate spatial patterns we could not have seen nor analyzed before. However, harnessing this potential requires deep trans-disciplinary, collaborative work between computer science, the social sciences, and the humanities. Critical groundtruthing, fieldwork, and participatory feedback are some strategies that can counter mistaken assumptions that become deeply embedded into how we encode data and then reify, privilege, and propagate biased representations of the world for policymaking and public services and investments.
Dr. Annette Kim, Sol Price School of Public Policy - USC
Geospatial Data Science Distinguished Speaker Series