Ethical Artificial Intelligence — A Design Solution
Wednesday, June 10th @7:00-8:30 p.m.
Working at the leading edge of responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) design, Emily Ominsky unpacks her work in ethical design of AI, telling us how AI human bias in Artificial Intelligence is addressed.
Emily is a recent grad from Cornell University, where she studied Information Science with a concentration in User Experience and a minor in Communications. While a student, she served as a teaching assistant in Cornell’s Human Computer Interaction and Web Development, teaching best practices in UX research and development.
The events below are being postponed due to COVID19 restrictions
Spring 2020 Events
The Mysteries of Feature 16 — The Museum of the American Revolution
Tuesday, April 7 @5:30 PM. Free talk at Arch Street Meeting House
In 2014, ahead of the Museum of the American Revolution’s construction, a team of archaeologists discovered remarkable artifacts from residents’ waste pits & wells (some of them belonging to Quakers Samuel and Mary Garrigues and Benjamin and Mary Humphreys).
Feature 16 facilitated an intense study of the diverse community living at the corner of Third and Chestnut Streets in the 1700s. Objects that were buried for over 200 years help us understand ongoing research about the people who called this neighborhood home during the early days of Revolution. Quansheba, a woman of African descent, lived in the Humphreys family household. Benjamin Humphreys worked as a cutler, sharpening knives and making screws. And Mary Humphreys operated an illegal tavern in their front parlor. Objects they lost and threw away complement the written record to give us an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of diverse early Philadelphians.
Our Speaker, Tyler Putman, serves as the Gallery Interpretation Manager at the American Revolution and will share the results of the archaeological investigation done on the neighborhood’s trash piles. His half-hour talk is followed by a question-and-answer period and extended hours and reduced admission ($10) at the nearby Museum of the American Revolution.
Quakers got Film & Art!
Sunday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. at the William Penn Charter School
Tickets on sale April 1 – $35 or pay your age
Our annual FUNdraiser that lifts up the talents of Quakers, Quaker leaning folks, and Meeting and School communities. This year we are showcasing YOU!
Submit: Your Film
Ready… Set… Direct… a short 2 minute film you make. Can be a fictional, autobiographical, or storytelling Smartphone video you make. Can be a music video or singer songwriter piece. You could tell a story about your life or community, or share a video of your talent.
Submit your original smart phone or computer film for screening (2 minutes long) by May 31:
Submit: Your Artwork
Lend us your art for exhibition by May 31. We will hang it and others will see it, then you will get it back.
Or give us a slide of your digital art and we can project it on the big screen
Donate: To the (mostly silent) Auction. We seek:
- Experiences (like dinner at a restaurant, a week in your vacation home, access to a museum, event, or special place.)
- Affordable pieces of artwork, pottery, painting, or handicrafts
- A book you’ve authored
- a coupon for produce from your garden or farm