An Ethical Foundation for the AI-driven Future

Abstract: Do we have a moral role as data scientists? How do you balance your responsibility to do what’s best for the company with your moral responsibility as a member of society?
As data becomes more accessible to everyone, and as AI and ML technologies become part of our everyday life, the data team takes on a very important moral role as the conscience of the corporation. Beyond just governing AI/ML processes to ensure they are accurate, it is now the data teams’ job to use their skills to be the moral compass of their organization and prevent unchallenged biases from influencing the world behind their walls. Are you taking charge to ensure data is used properly?
In this session, Harry Glaser, CEO & Founder of Periscope Data, will look at examples of cases where using machine learning and/or AI for classification, prediction, ranking and more run a strong risk of delivering immoral outcomes if unchallenged. He will explain how companies are taking charge to ensure their data is used properly, how to add human intelligence to artificial intelligence, and how to equip your data team with the right tools like NLP, SQL, Python, and R in a unified platform to perform their jobs while upholding their ethical duties.
Lastly, Harry will make the case that CDOs and their teams will increasingly have the role of “Chief Conscience” at the company, giving them a stronger seat at the executive table to make sure data and algorithms are used the right way.

Bio: Harry Glaser is a co-founder and CEO of Periscope Data, an end-to-end analytics platform enabling powerful data team collaboration, with more than 1000 customers globally. Prior to founding Periscope Data in 2012, Glaser was a product manager at Google. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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