Conversations for Change | Bad Algorithms & The Ethical Matrix

Date: May 24, 2021

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

2021 vNCWIT Summit on Women and IT

Cathy O’Neil

Algorithms can embed bias, they can propagate or even exacerbate inequality, or they can just be plain inaccurate. How do we keep track of all the potential problems? How do we make sure the algorithms we build “work well”? What do we even mean by that? In this talk, Cathy O’Neil will introduce the ethical matrix, a construction borrowed from moral philosophy, as a way of organizing our thoughts around important and urgent questions like these.

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