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Will Analytics Help Reduce Our Biases or Amplify Them?

Jul 20, 2020 |

This year has brought the challenges of racism and biases into full light with the murder of another unarmed black person, George Floyd, at the hands of police. We have now seen demonstrations in communities far and wide with demands for action. Read more…

In Automation We Trust: How to Build an Explainable AI Model

Apr 17, 2020 |

As AI becomes more advanced and complex, the algorithms and logic powering it become less transparent. This lack of clarity can be unnerving for some people. Recent high-profile AI failures illustrate this. Read more…

Tool Links Donors with Pandemic-Ravaged Communities

Apr 14, 2020 |

On Monday, April 13, Datanami posted a press release about a new big data platform designed to “evaluate the capacity of nonprofit service providers to meet the needs of local communities” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more…

New Law Firm Tackles AI Liability

Mar 19, 2020 |

If you’re not concerned about the potential legal liability from using AI, then you’re not paying attention. That’s the message from Andrew Burt, one of the founders of BNH.ai, a boutique law firm that’s dedicated to advising clients on the legal pitfalls of embracing AI. Read more…

AI Bias a Real Concern in Business, Survey Says

Nov 26, 2019 |

The potential benefits of AI for businesses are huge. But those benefits could be eroded by hidden biases that damage brand reputation and customer trust, according to a survey of US and UK businesses commissioned by DataRobot. Read more…

USF Launches Data Ethics Center

Aug 7, 2019 |

Ethical AI remains a high priority as developers pause to consider the implications of the automation tools they are creating. A more granular approach is being taken by the University of San Francisco’s Data Institute, which is launching a data ethics initiative that seeks to address the misuse of data through education and “civil advocacy.”

The USF Data Institute was founded three years ago to help train the next generation of data scientists. Read more…

Only Intelligent Data Can Power Artificial Intelligence

May 9, 2019 |

Our rapidly growing mastery of artificial intelligence has the potential to address society’s thorniest problems. But time and again, AI-powered projects have failed the test of fairness as algorithms have amplified the social, ethnic, and gender biases inherent in their data. Read more…

Do Amazon’s Biased Algorithms Spell the End of AI in Hiring?

Oct 16, 2018 |

Amazon recently cancelled an AI-driven recruiting program after it was discovered that it led to bias in hiring recommendations. But does that mean that machine learning has no role in human resources? Read more…

Three Ways Biased Data Can Ruin Your ML Models

Jul 18, 2018 |

Machine learning provides a powerful way to automate decision making, but the algorithms don’t always get it right. When things go wrong, it’s often the machine learning model that gets the blame. Read more…

Who Controls Our Algorithmic Future?

Oct 6, 2017 |

The accelerating pace of digitization is bringing real, tangible benefits to our society and economy, which we cover daily in the pages on this site. But increased reliance on machine learning algorithms brings its own unique set of risks that threaten to unwind progress and turn people against one another. Read more…

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