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OLLI, 1Berkshire, Berkshire Innovation Center launch transformational technology series
Pittsfield — 1Berkshire, the Berkshire Innovation Center and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College have announced the launch of the “Transformative Technologies and Their Effects on Work and Society” series, an eight-week course of weekly webinars that will bring regional, national and global experts and leaders together to share and discuss key technologies with a focus on how they impact rural regions like Berkshire County.
Alexis Wichowski. Photo courtesy 1Berkshire
With topics such as artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, medicine, education, remote work and more, the series’ featured speakers include James and Deborah Fallows, authors of “Our Towns: A Journey Into the Heart of America”; Alexis Wichowski, deputy chief technology officer for the city of New York and author of “The Information Trade: How Big Tech Conquers Countries, Challenges Our Rights, and Transforms Our World”; Elisabeth Reynolds, director of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Matthew Dunne, founder and executive director of the Center on Rural Innovation; SUNY Albany educational technology professor Carla Meskill; Michael Miller, M.D., of HealthPolCom.com and HealthyWomen senior policy advisor; Ethan Zuckerman, author and Institute for Digital Public …

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