Join the PADLA community for a virtual Watch Party of the acclaimed Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" followed by a discussion on the effects of Social Media on Education & Training (Sponsored by D2L):
The Social Dilemma is a 2020 docudrama film that explores the rise of social media and the damage it has caused to society, focusing on its exploitation and manipulation of its users for financial gain through surveillance capitalism and data mining. It goes into depth on how social media's design is meant to nurture an addiction, manipulate its use in politics and the serious issue of it's effect on mental health.
Dr. JT Kostman is a data scientist, mathematician, psychologist. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in applied artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. JT has hunted terrorists for the U.S. intelligence agencies, tracked criminal networks for the FBI, advised the Department of Defense on analytic strategies and led social media analysis for the 2012 Obama campaign. In the corporate sector, he served as chief data officer and member of the executive committee for Time Inc. and as chief data scientist for Samsung. Prior to attending graduate school, JT served as a paramedic, police officer, deep- sea rescue driver and team leader of a U.S. Army Special Forces scout/sniper reconnaissance team. JT received a PhD in psychology from City University of New York, an MS in psychology from Baruch College and did post-doctoral research on nonlinear Dynamical Systems Theory at Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI).
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