Digital City Festival 2021

Approaching Data Science with an Ethical Lens

Wednesday 21st April 2021
16:00 – 17:00 GMT

ABOUT THE EVENT

Data Science has had some bad publicity as a profession in recent years, primarily due to the misuse of it as a workflow on social media without due consideration of the consequences. Fortunately, in my experience, most Data Scientists are responsible individuals with a good moral compass and a passion for rigour and applying sound scientific principles when approaching problems.

The beating heart of Data Science is Machine Learning (ML). ML is a powerful tool that has the ability to be incredibly useful when applied appropriately. Appropriate use of ML will be viewed differently based on the motivations and experience of decision makers within organisations. Generally, Data Scientists have the greatest insight into the implications of the application of any given ML solution and should therefore think critically and communicate any perceived concerns effectively and clearly to decision makers that have oversight of such projects.

Let me talk you through my thoughts and experience on how I frame my ethical responsibilities when working as a professional Data Scientist.

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SPEAKERS

Chris Harrison – Data Capability Lead, BJSS

Chris Harrison is the BJSS Data Capability Lead in Manchester and is a data scientist by trade. He embarked on the data science trajectory whilst applying ML to spatial and ecological problems during his PhD and has since worked in industry for around 4 years, across multiple vertical markets.

LOCATION

This is an online event – Zoom Webinar.

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