10 episodes

Discussing model behavior.

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Discussing model behavior.

    Tay Bot: A Cautionary Tale

    Tay Bot: A Cautionary Tale

    Show Notes on Tay Bot Tay Bot was a very short-lived chat AI. Launched by Microsoft in 2016 with the goal of researching conversational speech online, it soon learned all-too-well from users that there is a very dark side to human nature on the internet. Within 24 hours, Tay Bot was both repeating and generating […]

    • 16 min
    Incorporate Inclusivity

    Incorporate Inclusivity

    Show Notes on Incorporate Inclusivity Data scientists develop algorithms that have broad reach across the population. Chances are that the data science team building these widely-impactful models are not, themselves, large enough to represent so big a swath of the population. How can a small, likely less-diverse team acquire the wisdom of many? In this […]

    • 12 min
    Apple Credit Card and Unfair Limits

    Apple Credit Card and Unfair Limits

    Show Notes on Apple Credit Card Apple recently decided to offer a branded Apple credit card in conjunction with Goldman Sachs. This is the first foray into consumer credit cards for both companies and all did not go according to plan. David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, applied for the card and tweeted […]

    • 19 min
    Retain Responsibility

    Retain Responsibility

    Show Notes on Retain Responsibility One of the core tenets of ethical behavior in data science revolves around the concept of needing to retain responsibility or accountability. A differentiator between our take on this and that most commonly conveyed is the distinction between the two terms. Why, then, do we use the term “responsibility” instead […]

    • 16 min
    Data Ethics & Policy with Sheila Colclasure

    Data Ethics & Policy with Sheila Colclasure

    Data is infinite. Digital is inevitable. Sheila Colclasure This week we are talking about the efforts underway around the world to promote ethical, accountable data use, the promise and terror of AI, the need for a universal translator, and much more. Leading this conversation is Sheila Colclasure, Global Chief Data Ethics Officer and Public Policy […]

    • 42 min
    Optimized Caffeine Consumption with 2B-Alert

    Optimized Caffeine Consumption with 2B-Alert

    Show Notes on 2B-Alert The US Army commissioned a study to find the optimal amount and timing of caffeine consumption for soldiers to maintain peak alertness. I have never been more proud of my tax dollars in all my life. Now, the 2B-Alert tool has been released in a web application accessible to the public. […]

    • 18 min

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