Data ethics: It’s a thing
In light of the Ethics of Data Science conference that concluded yesterday, it’s worth looking at how ethical algorithms can actually be.
Think about it: everything from self-driving cars to automated personal assistants, artificial intelligence is well on its way to impacting every facet of our daily lives.
This means industries and governments are relying on machine learning to make important decisions that will have a real effect on the lives of consumers and citizens.
The conference is hosted by the University of Sydney, which tells us: “algorithms are a fundamental tool in everyday machine learning and artificial intelligence, but experts have identified a number of ethical problems. Models built with biased and inaccurate data can have serious implications and dangerous consequences, ranging from the legal and safety implications of self-driving cars and incorrect criminal sentencing, to the use of automated weapons in war.”
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