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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…

Trump Victory: How Did the National Polls Get It So Wrong?

Nov 9, 2016 |

As Donald Trump celebrates his stunning victory in last night’s presidential election, professional pollsters are waking up and asking themselves: How did we get it so wrong?

Nearly all the national polls showed Hillary Clinton winning the presidency in the weeks before the election. Read more…

Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Aug 23, 2016 |

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

Dangers in Data Definition – How Data Quality Can Save Lives

Mar 14, 2016 |

Thought leaders from Silicon Valley to Washington to DC are rightly excited by the prospect of a future in which data science, statistics, and analytics play a larger role in the the shaping of public policy and discourse. Read more…

The Role of Bias In Big Data: A Slippery Slope

Aug 3, 2015 |

When most people hear the word “bias” they think of gender or racial discrimination or other situations where preconceptions lead to bad decisions.

These kinds of biases and bad decisions are common. Read more…

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