Clarkson University professor presenting at 2018 World Science Festival in New York City
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:03 am

POTSDAM — Clarkson University Associate Professor of Computer Science Jeanna Matthews is presenting at the 2018 World Science Festival in New York City June 3.

Matthews will participate in a panel called, “A.I.’s Human Shadow: Bias and Error in our Algorithmic Selves”. This program will take a closer look at artificial intelligence, how we use it in our everyday lives, and how well it is working in today’s society. Matthews and the other participants will discuss artificial intelligence and how it is only as good as the data it’s given. Data that is often tainted by human bias and/or errors.

Now in its 11th year, the six-day festival celebrates science with original programming that includes presentations, workshops, films, and interactive installations as well as events for young innovators, scientists-in-the-making, and families. The event is designed to bring the world’s leading scientists in direct contact with the public.

Many of the large outdoor events are free.

The events kick off Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and Matthews’s panel presents Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the NYU Global Center, Grand Hall. Tickets are available online at