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Thursday, April 12 • 1:05pm - 1:30pm
Can a Machine Be Racist or Sexist? Now Open

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Machine learning algorithms are coded procedures - a series of logical steps that use mathematical functions to find patterns in datasets - so is it possible for a machine learning model to be socially biased? How can social bias make its way into our data, our trained models, and our artificial intelligence, and how could that affect people in our society? What do we need to be aware of as data scientists in order to prevent our models from treating people unfairly and causing harm?

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Renee Teate

Data Scientist, HelioCampus
Renee M. P. Teate is a Data Scientist at HelioCampus, and the creator of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast and @becomingdatasci twitter account. She has worked with data for her entire career - designing relational databases, creating reports and analyses, and most recently developing... Read More →

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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 1:05pm - 1:30pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 5