What is an Algorithm: Framing the Issue

Algorithms work in ways that are often unknown, even to their own developers. #artificialintelligence #machinelearning #ethics Tweet Algorithms are diverse and have many different functions. In computer science terms, an algorithm is an abstract, formalized description of a computational procedure.  Algorithms vary in their analytic characteristics, such as how their mean-time or best-time performance varies […]

Algorithms are Social Constructs

Algorithms are social constructs as much as mathematical calculations. As with any other technology, they capture and reproduce social dynamics, but these social dynamics often become entangled in obscure technical debates. #artificialintelligence #bigdata Tweet Our embrace of data-driven services such as artificial intelligence and machine learning will have an unprecedented impact on our present and future. […]

What to Look for When Buying an Algorithm

You’re in the C-suite and you’ve been approached by many #AI vendors promising that their #algorithm can streamline, optimize and revolutionize your business. But what’s the right strategy? #leadership #csuite #CEO Tweet   You’re in the C-suite and you’ve been approached by many AI vendors promising that their AI-based algorithm can streamline, optimize and revolutionize […]

The Misnomer of Learning: Algorithms and Black Lives Matter

Machine-powered #algorithms are not going through the painful, rigorous intellectual discomfort that real humans undergo when actual learning actually takes place. #BlackLivesMatter #privacy Tweet From apps to algorithms, emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and amplify social inequities. As of late, automated decision-making systems are marketed as revolutionary machine learning systems that improve and produce […]

Interview: We are the Product

To switch from one technology to another, you usually have to make a new investment. Many are held hostage bc of a technological decision made yrs ago w/ companies that no longer provide updates or don’t allow them to adapt to new tech. Tweet COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of protecting our privacy rights. Can […]

Three Privacy Risks in Community Policing

The CRM, app or AI that help corporations require a different approach when policing. Law enforcement needs vetted technology that understands impact, law, have trust, oversight as well as transparency. Gemma Galdon Clavell, PhD Tweet Despite the authoritative nature of policing, they are still required to abide by privacy and data protection laws. It’s especially […]

Event: Auditing Tech @ AllWomen.Tech

Data ethics and algorithmic accountability do not limit innovation, they allow it to thrive in ways that are impactful but also respectful of societal expectations. Non-ethical tech is just lazy tech. Gemma Galdon Clavell, PhD Tweet Gemma Galdon Clavell recently spoke at one of allWomen’s Friday Night talks with a comprehensive overview of why ethical […]

Event: European Innovation & Research Excellence

From left: Gemma Galdon Clavell (Eticas CEO), Ciara Judge (co-founder of Germinaid Innovators), Martin Kern (Interim Director of European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and Siim Sikkut (Deputy Secretary General for Communications and State Information System) In 2017, The Estonian Research Council and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research organized the “European Research Excellence […]

Commentary: on Uber Verdict via TechCrunch

Innovation is precisely about coming up with new solutions to problems. Solutions that create more problems than they solve are not really solutions Gemma Galdon Clavell, PhD Tweet “We wouldn’t say that a car with no speed limits or seat belts is an innovative car. Innovation is precisely about coming up with new solutions to […]