Denise DiPersio (Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania) “Data and Ethics: Where Does the Twain Meet?”

March 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Hackerman Hall B17
3400 N. Charles Street


As data-based technologies proliferate, it is increasingly important for researchers to be aware of their work’s wider impact. Concerns like navigating the IRB and figuring out copyright and licensing issues are still key, but the current focus shift to matters like inclusivity, fairness, and transparency and their impact on the research/development life cycle have added complexity to the research task. In this talk, we will take a broad look at the various ways ethics intersects with natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence research and discuss strategies and resources for managing these concerns within the broader research framework.


Denise is responsible for the overall operation of LDC’s External Relations group which includes intellectual property management, licensing, regulatory matters, publications, membership and communications. Before joining LDC, she practiced law for over 20 years in the areas of international trade, intellectual property and commercial litigation. She has an A.B. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

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