Ethics in machine learning are what comes to mind when we imagine a worst case scenario in the context of artificial intelligence. As an example, we can think of HAL 9000 from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and Skynet from the ‘Terminator’ films or more recently Ultron from the ‘Avengers’. Sadly, the main thinking behind most of the depicted self aware artificial…Continue
Added by Youness ECHCHADI on October 20, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
I came across the story of a manager who felt that the best way to encourage desirable behaviours was through reward and humiliation. This encouragement occurred indirectly through what I would describe as “persuasive data”: a table of data went out each week showing the best and worst performing employees. Everyone in the team could see the stats plainly along with the names of coworkers. They were encouraged to make comparisons. This represents an aggressive use of data. From my…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on March 18, 2017 at 5:51am — No Comments
Summary: AI and predictive analytics are now so prevalent in our day-to-day lives that it has raised the attention of the government, particularly about how certain groups might be adversely impacted. As data scientists we naturally want to have free reign to let the data speak as best it can, but as this report from the White House shows, we need to be prepared for some push back.
The last 10 years have been glorious days for data science and…Continue
Being the son of a mechanic, I have spent many years handling power tools. I'm especially fond of a couple of hammer-drills in my possession. They can effortlessly drill holes through concrete. At least, this is what my father once claimed. He handed down his most treasured tools to me. I'm big on pliers and screwdrivers. This might be due to my vocational training as a technician. Even today - long after I completed my diploma and continued to further my education - I still carry a licence…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on September 27, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments