A Primer on Facial Recognition Technology

What is facial recognition technology? Over the past few years, facial recognition technologies have benefitted from access to big data, computing power and the advancement of machine learning algorithms. Facial recognition technology enables the automatic identification and detection of an individual by matching two or more faces from digital images. It does this by creating […]

How to Launch with Ethics by Design

1. Conduct a Risk Assessment Have a risk assessment that includes a close examination of social impact. Ensure that your assessment is made public. That way, once you’ve launched, you’re able to say that you’ve identified the risks and have addressed them to the best of your ability. You don’t want to fix privacy and […]

Manufacturing Crime with an App

In this extended interview with Gemma Galdon Clavell, she talks about policing as they relate to social media platforms and how tech amplifies social dynamics.  How Tech Facilitates Communication Between the Police and the Public Q: With Black Lives Matters protests and this current news moment, we’re looking at every intersection of society and how […]

Easy to Train an Algorithm to Not Discriminate Against Women

Yes, it’s true, it’s very easy (for us) to train an algorithm to not discriminate against women. It’s also possible to ensure that ethical artificial intelligence can be your competitive advantage.  If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on developing ethical tech, listen to the latest conversation Gemma Galdon Clavell had with Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary-General […]

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 your […]

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 […]