Spring on the York College campus

Building for the Future

By Rachel Harclerode '18
David Edelman

During President Obama’s administration, R. David Edelman served as the Chief Technology Advisor. He was recently named a Forbes “30 Under 30” and last November came to campus to lecture on the “Era of Big Data.” In his talk, Edelman explored the benefits and limitations of artificial intelligence and explained that while intelligent software can be used to achieve such tasks as predicting algorithms to save lives in hospitals, it is also limited in its ability to remain unbiased and prevent the undermining of certain technological advances. Edelman reminded the audience to build for opportunity and build for justice.