The Value of Downtown: Birmingham’s Report Card

For months, REV Birmingham and the City Center District Management Corporation (CCDMC) have worked with the International Downtown Association (IDA) to collect data and establish benchmarks to track downtown’s growth, celebrate our bright spots, and set priorities for the work that needs to be done.

IDA President and CEO David Downey will be our keynote speaker, sharing his expert perspective on the importance of downtowns. REV President and CEO David Fleming will take us through downtown’s report card. More speakers will be announced soon!


Annual Digital Lecture: Data Feminism and the Archive

As data are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of production, asymmetrical methods of application, and unequal effects on both individuals and groups have become increasingly difficult for data scientists, digital humanists, and others who rely on data in their work to ignore. How can scholars, librarians, and archivists intervene?

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Bham Now: 5 startups, $50K in funding. Catch the action at Alabama Launchpad’s Virtual Finale, November 17

On Wednesday, November 17th, eleven startups from across the state will compete for a share of $75K in seed funding at the Alabama Launchpad Cycle 3 2021 finale event. We decided to kick things off by learning more about the five seed-stage finalists going for the $50k prize.

Read the full article on Bham Now.

Alabama Inno: Bronze Valley Accelerator names fall program participants

The newest cohort has been selected for this fall’s Bronze Valley Accelerator Program.

The accelerator has selected five companies from across the country representing a wide range of industries. This is the fourth class of the seven-week Bronze Valley Accelerator, and the program will focus on supporting female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color using the gBETA model from accelerator organizer gener8tor.

Read the full article on the Alabama Inno.

AI in Healthcare: Mitigating Disparities, Biases & Misinformation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and social media are finding useful applications in health care, yet, their use may perpetuate or even accentuate inequities, disparities, and the critical role of social determinants of health, or even facilitate the spread of health-related misinformation. The symposium will convene AI experts, medical researchers and practitioners, and computer and social scientists. The objective is to seek consensus and synthesize ideas coming from different vantage points on how to (1) approach algorithmic or data biases and develop methods to mitigate them, (2) develop a framework to leverage AI as part of a learning, continually improving health systems, and (3) grapple with the increasing influence of social media in the public perception of health issues, especially their role in spreading misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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