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All Warmed Up with the Strava Heatmap
Episode 13: All Warmed Up with the Strava Heatmap – Show Notes Many people, civilians and military personnel alike, use fitness trackers every day to keep tabs on their health. They track everything from steps to heart rate to sleep cycles. With some manual input, they can also balance other aspects of personal health and […] The post All Warmed Up with the Strava Heatmap appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Blockchain Gives Us Hope
Episode 12: Blockchain Gives Us Hope – Show Notes In our last episode on Deepfake, we mentioned blockchain as a possible solution for identifying authentic versus altered audio and video. In today’s episode, we look at a number of ways that blockchain can and is already providing positive impact in the world. In addition to its […] The post Blockchain Gives Us Hope appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Episode 11: Deepfake – Show Notes Deepfake is the process of using computer vision to generate realistic fake audio or video where a performance from one person appears to be coming from another. This technology, once the brainchild of academia, was taken into the corporate world to help make image and audio editing more efficient. […] The post Deepfake appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Episode 10: Anticipate Adversaries – Show Notes Adversaries to an algorithm or system can come in many guises and at many times in the data science process. Their contexts vary from well-intentioned to nefarious. In this episode, we talk about different types of adversaries and how to anticipate adversaries. Well-Intentioned Adversaries Business users who have […] The post Anticipate Adversaries appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Episode 9: Consider Context – Show Notes Algorithms do not operate in a vacuum. They operate in the context of a specific business, industry, problem, group of people, time frame, and more. Algorithms impact people and processes in the course of their use. The charge of an ethical data scientist is to develop solutions which […] The post Consider Context appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Love Ahoy! How OKCupid Tested Anchoring Bias
Episode 8: Love Ahoy! How OKCupid Tested Anchoring Bias – Show Notes In 2014, OKCupid revealed they had conducted an experiment to test the effects of showing false compatibility rates to users. The experiment was designed to test whether their algorithm was truly generating more meaningful conversations. There were two stages of the experiment. First, […] The post Love Ahoy! How OKCupid Tested Anchoring Bias appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Episode 7: Anchoring Bias – Show Notes Today we are talking about one aspect of why first impressions are so important – anchoring bias. Anchoring bias is when the first piece of information we receive about something (our first impression of ir) is weighted more heavily than it should be. Unlike statistical sampling biases, anchoring […] The post Anchoring Bias appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Google Has a Gorilla Problem
Episode 6: Google Has a Gorilla Problem – Show Notes Google is a forerunner in many areas of data science and artificial intelligence. Yet one problem seems insurmountable for them – properly distinguishing between dark-skinned humans and gorillas. In 2015, an African-American software developer, Jacky Alciné, looking through their automatically-tagged images in Google Photos saw […] The post Google Has a Gorilla Problem appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Hired By Algorithm
Episode 5: Hired by Algorithm – Show Notes Finding and applying for jobs is a painful task – made worse by hiring bias pervasive in the process. In today’s episode, we consider advances in helping to eliminate hiring bias from job description to interview. We call out a few of the biases lurking in HR […] The post Hired By Algorithm appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Statistical Sampling Bias
Episode 4: Statistical Sampling Bias – Show Notes Bias sneaks in to algorithms and data science from multiple sources. Primarily, it comes from statistical or cognitive biases that then lead to biased conclusions or results. In today’s episode, we look at four types statistical sampling bias to understand how biased samples skew algorithms. [2:54] Selection […] The post Statistical Sampling Bias appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Many Unhappy Retail Returns
Episode 3: Many Unhappy Retail Returns – Show Notes Retail returns hurt the bottom line. They cause headaches for customer service, stocking, and profitability. It doesn’t help that some people have promoted using returns policies as a way of renting items not actually needed or wanted without being out of pocket. As much as that […] The post Many Unhappy Retail Returns appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Data Science Process
Episode 2: The Data Science Process – Show Notes Decisions made at every stage of the data science process can impact the ethics of the outcome. From data selection to hypotheses tested to interpretation, data scientists must carefully evaluate the implications of their models and outputs. In today’s episode, we delve into the data science […] The post Data Science Process appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Data Science Ethics Podcast – Episode 1 Show Notes As a starting point, we’re laying some groundwork. In this first informational episode, we talk about algorithms – what they are, what they do, and why they’re important to data science ethics. Algorithms perform a set of steps on inputs to get to an output. In […] The post Algorithms appeared first on Data Science Ethics.
Welcome to the Data Science Ethics Podcast! We’re thrilled that you’re here and interested in exploring ethical discussions with us. Data Science Ethics Podcast – Episode 0 Show Notes In this first episode, we set up why we’re talking about data science ethics, what we will cover in the podcast, and the framework of how […] The post Introduction Episode appeared first on Data Science Ethics.