Phoenix: Wildcat Talks — Machine Influencers and Decision-Makers
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Phoenix Country Club
2901 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014


Have you been wondering…

  •        When you type in a Google search, why does it autofill based on your prior searches and what is that information used for?
  •        Is Facebook running experiments on us? 
  •        Will artificial intelligence be able to create fake news, fake reviews and soon fake videos? 

Join fellow alumni, supporters and friends of the University of Arizona for a social hour followed by an engaging presentation by Jane Bambauer, professor of law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. 

Bambauer is an expert on the interplay between Big Data, the legal system and society. Machine learning is shaping human lives in both obvious and subtle ways. Important economic and legal decisions about credit, employment, and criminal justice are already made with the aid of complex algorithms, raising difficult questions about whether machines can make decisions that are accurate and fair. Bambauer will share her insights based on her own data-driven research assessing the social costs and benefits of Big Data. She holds a B.S. in mathematics from Yale College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.



  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Social hour (includes two beverages and light hors d’oeuvres)
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Presentation


  • UAAA members: $15 per person 
  • Non-members: $20 per person

Payment for Wildcat Talks is not considered tax-deductible.

RSVP deadline has passed.  

If you would like to register after April 12, contact Rebecca Determan at or 520-626-7814.