Panel: The Ethics and Politics of Search Engines

Last summer, I had the great pleasure of attending a 2-week graduate student workshop on Values in Computer and Information System Design hosted by The Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University. A highlight was Terry Winograd’s presentation on the “Google and Social Values” (Terry having a unique perspective, since he was Larry Page’s PhD advisor at Stanford until Page dropped out to pursue other things).

It seems Terry’s discussion will be reprised at Santa Clara on February 27 for a panel on “The Ethics and Politics of Search Engines.” Panelists for this important discussion include Peter Norvig (Google director of research), Terry Winograd (professor of computer science, Stanford), and Geoff Bowker (executive director, Center for Science, Technology and Society, Santa Clara University), and Kirk Hanson (executive director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics).

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