Facebook data scientists recently conducted an online experiment on 689,003 unknowing Facebook users - likely including children under the age of 18 - to see if it could manipulate and change user emotions. One group had positive words like “love” and “nice” filtered out of their News Feeds. Another group had negative words like “hurt” and “nasty” filtered. The result - published in a paper entitled…Continue
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We are seeking comments and suggestions on a proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct".
Data science is an independent profession. Data scientists have a higher calling than just technical skills. We have a duty to use data science to make life, business and government better.…
Ray Wang's HBR piece "What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like" asserts three basic information…Continue
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