When:
Thursday, Sep 09, 2021 7:00p -
8:30p

Where:
Online event
1 Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.mos.org/explore/subspace/sway

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.mos.org/explore/subspace/sway


This program is offered only as a virtual event, with no on-site or in-person participation available. This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home. Registrants will receive links to view this program via email within 24 hours of the event start time.


Are unconscious biases hardwired as an evolutionary response or do they emerge from assimilating information around us? We all have unconscious, or unintentional, biases, whether based in race, gender, age, or other designations, but is there anything we can do to eliminate them? How do they influence our world and society? How have these unintentional prejudices affected modern-day technology (specifically AI)?


In Sway: Unraveling Unconscious Bias, author Pragya Agarwal uncovers the science behind our biases. Using real-world stories underpinned by scientific theories and research, this book unravels the way our unconscious biases affect how we communicate, make decisions, and perceive the world. At a time when race politics, the gender pay gap, diversity, inclusivity, and bias training in the workplace dominate our conversations, understanding how unconscious bias functions is more important than ever.


This program is made possible by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation.

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Pragya Agarwal is a behavioral and data scientist, author, speaker, and consultant. She is a Visiting Professor for Inequities and Social Inclusion, and founder and director of the think tank the 50 Percent Foundation. Her books include Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias (2020); Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children about Race (2020); and (M)otherhood: On the Choices of Being a Woman (2021). She lives in the UK.

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