May 11, 2021 - 5:00pm PDT

EFF Austin, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

Sacred Data and AI - An Indigenous Perspective

From The Organizers:

EFA Austin's speakers this month are Michael and Caroline Running Wolf.

This talk introduces the intersection of revitalizing sacred knowledge through New Media and the exploitation of this data. For centuries Indigenous Peoples of the Americas have resisted losing their land, technology, and cultural knowledge. This resistance has been enabled by dynamic cultural protocols, unique to each tribal nation, which controls the sharing of, and limits access to sacred knowledge. Technology has made preserving and presenting this information in new ways easy, but there is a tension between reigniting ancient wisdom and mediums that allow uncontrollable exploitation of this data. New Media opens a new path for revitalizing and sharing heritage, but creating Indigenous cultural experiences requires special care to avoid exploitative behavior.

Tuesday, May 11
7:00pm - 9:00pm (CDT)


This event is organized not by EFF, but by  EFF Austin, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.