TJ, just use the existing descriptions from other talk proposals. Here’s one for facial recognition:
Fighting for intellectual freedom at the new digital frontier: facial recognition software and its discontents
Facial recognition refers to the power of algorithms to scan our faces and identify exactly who we are. This dystopian software is becoming all the rage among law enforcement, landlords, bosses, and other entities who want to use technology for control. Fortunately, groups like the ACLU and community organizations have fought back hard, securing bans on facial recognition in cities like San Francisco, Oakland, and Somerville, Massachusetts. But the fight is far from over, and we need librarians to get to the front. Facial recognition threatens our core values of intellectual freedom and privacy because it is such an invasive technology that’s often used in public places. It makes decisions based on racist and otherwise discriminatory data, and is starting to use new pseudoscientific methods to try to ascertain feelings and moods from the faces it detects. Join members of Library Freedom Project on this panel to understand how facial recognition works, how it’s at use in our communities, and how the librarian community can join the fight to protect our patrons from this invasive technology.
Here’s one for LFI:
Library Freedom Institute: Grassroots Privacy Advocacy & Education
Founded in 2017, Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a partnership between Library Freedom Project and New York University to teach librarians the skills necessary to thrive as privacy advocates, from installing privacy-focused software to influencing public policy. In this panel, members of LFI’s first cohort from public libraries from across the country will discuss their accomplishments and challenges one year after the completion of the first LFI.
FYI, neither LFP nor LFI uses leading “the”. It’s Library Freedom Institute, not The Library Freedom Institute.