Seminar series launches with focus on socially-responsible data and artificial intelligence

The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society has announced the launch of the Soc(AI)ety Seminars series, a collection of talks which will address the possibilities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) in today’s society.   

Sessions will feature internationally-known professionals in the field of AI. The inaugural 2023-2024 series will highlight topics such as AI governance, societal impact of AI, exploring innovative ways in which responsible machine learning frameworks can advance AI system fairness, technology and democracy, and ethics and AI. 

“The artificial intelligence landscape is dramatically changing, and with it, we are beginning to experience both challenges and opportunities for the future of AI,” reflects Nitesh Chawla, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and founding director of the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society. Chawla explains that, “the vision of the Soc(AI)ety Seminars series is to foster a dialogue which inspires innovative approaches to responsible artificial intelligence as a force for good in society.”  

Each session is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of upcoming Soc(AI)ety Seminars and speaker information, please visit the Soc(AI)ety Seminars webpage


Christine Grashorn, Communications Specialist
Notre Dame Research / University of Notre Dame / 574.631.4856 / @UNDResearch

About the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society is a hub for students, faculty, postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and staff to explore how data can be harnessed for societal benefit. We act as an incubator for data research as well as a liaison to the government and business communities. Our mission is to enable a positive impact on society and individual lives through innovative domain-informed and data-driven methods and applications.