Today's most disruptive companies are champing at the bit to use AI and machine learning to predict the future of their businesses and drive profits. What happens, though, when a business-focused algorithm leads the company down an immoral path? Who is responsible for the moral and ethical outcomes of AI, both for a company and for society as a whole?
Given their critical role in building the algorithms that translate data into action, there is an argument to be made that CDOs and their teams should increasingly take on the role of “Chief Conscience” at their companies, giving them a stronger seat at the executive table to make sure data and algorithms are used the right way.
In this keynote, Harry Glaser will look at cases where using machine learning and/or AI for classification, prediction, ranking, and more run a strong risk of delivering immoral outcomes if left unchallenged. He will discuss the emerging moral and ethical role that data scientists, analysts, and CDOs are taking on, explore different ways to add human intelligence to artificial intelligence, and provide insight into how to equip your data team with the right tools (such as NLP, SQL, Python, and R) in a unified platform to perform their jobs while upholding their ethical duties.