Strata Data Conference, NYC – Key Trends and Highlights

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Strata is a conference I very much enjoyed attending. This year, I observed a few common themes that ran across much of the conference content: Data Science Collaboration, Data Ethics, and Platform Optimization.
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The Surprising Ethics of Humans and Self-Driving Cars

With self-driving cars being tested in Pittsburgh, Boston, San Francisco, and other places by Google, Tesla, Uber and others, the questions of Ethics and Machine Learning, which used to be confined to theoretical “trolley experiments” suddenly become more plausible.The latest KDnuggets Poll asked the readers to imagine one such extreme situation. (Software engineers need to test for rare and extreme cases, so considering such rare cases is routinely done in other areas).Imagine a self-driving car with one passenger, driving fast, a mountain on one side, cliff on the other side. Suddenly there are 5 pedestrians in front of the car. What should the self-driving car do?The answers split 3-ways. About 34% said the car should swerve, killing the passenger (and itself) to save more human lives (for simplicity, let’s call this choice “altruistic”). About 30% said the car should drive…
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Privacy, Security and Ethics in Process Mining

By Anne Rozinat, PhD and Christian W. Gunther, PhD. When I moved to the Netherlands 12 years ago and started grocery shopping at one of the local supermarket chains, Albert Heijn, I initially resisted getting their Bonus card (a loyalty card for discounts), because I did not want the company to track my purchases. I felt that using this information would help them to manipulate me by arranging or advertising products in a way that would make me buy more than I wanted to. It simply felt wrong. The truth is that no data analysis technique is intrinsically good or bad. It is always in the hands of the people using the technology to make it productive and constructive. For example, while supermarkets could use the information tracked through the loyalty cards of their customers to make sure that we…
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New Poll: Can You Live with Ethics of Machine Learning and Self-Driving Cars?

With self-driving cars now being tested in many places by Google, Tesla, Uber and others, the questions of Ethics and Machine Learning, which used to be confined to theoretical “trolley experiments” suddenly become more plausible.The questions like the one below are uncomfortable to think about, and such situations are probably rare, but in programming complex systems it is useful to consider extreme situations. Here is one such extreme situation – what is the right choice? In some dystopian future, one can imagine that with real-time face and identity recognition, the machine can make a calculation on whether to hit pedestrians based on who they are, their net worth, or twitter followers :).To see what can be done to reduce the chances of AI making a mistake, read the excellent post by Lukas Biewald What we can learn from AI mistakes.See…
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Ethical Implications Of Industrialized Analytics

Analytics & Big Data will be involved in every aspect of our lives and we should handle the ethical dilemmas wisely to let innovation contribute more to our lives. By Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata. As analytics are embedded more and more deeply into processes and systems that we interact with, they now directly impact us far more than in…
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KDnuggets™ News 16:n36, Oct 12: Battle of the Data Science Venn Diagrams; 9 Bizarre and Surprising Insights; ROI in Big Data Analytics

Battle of the Data Science Venn Diagrams; Top September Stories in KDnuggets; Open Images Dataset; Still Searching for ROI in Big Data Analytics? Features |  Tutorials |  Opinions |  News |  Webcasts |  Courses |  Meetings |  Jobs |  Academic |  Tweets |  … and ….. don’t forget to check …. Image of the week  Features   Tutorials, Overviews   Opinions   News   Webcasts and Webinars   Courses, Education   Meetings   Jobs   Academic   Top Tweets   Image…
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Humans & Machines Ethics Framework: Assessing Machine Learning Influence

Humans & Machines Ethics Canvas’ main goal is to be a guide for critical thinking throughout the ethical decision-making process. It acts as a value system and an ethics framework to assess the influence of machine learning and software development while developing a system for individuals, teams, and organisations. By Piush Vaish, Trinity College Dublin. The recent progress in Artificial Intelligence and…
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3 Key Ethics Principles for Big Data and Data Science

Previous post            Tweet Tags: Big Data, Data Science, Ethics If ethics in general are important, should ethics training be a crucial element of the data science field? comments By Jay Taylor. Big data is everywhere in the contemporary world. Data is collected thru almost everything we do. From smartphones farming our information, to websites scraping where we…
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Ethics in Machine Learning – Summary

Previous post            Tweet Tags: AI, Ethics, Machine Learning, MLconf, Seattle, WA Still worried about the AI apocalypse? Here we are discussion about the constraints and ethics for the machine learning algorithms to prevent it. comments By Courtney Burton, MLconf Thanks Akash! That’s what we were aiming for! For the first time, In Seattle, on May 20th, we…
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