Episode #11: Bonus Episode: Ethics in Data Science – Audience Q & A

Podcast Details

For Episode #8 of the One Zero One podcast, Version 1, in association with the Analytics Institute, brought together perspectives from academia, media, and industry to discuss the challenges of responsible data science in the age of the algorithm. This podcast was recorded live during the interactive event with live polling and Q&A technology.

This bonus episode includes an exclusive Q&A session, where our hosts answer the questions submitted by the audience throughout the event. If you missed the first part of this session – stream or download the first part of the discussion here.

The role of Data Science in today’s technology-driven world impacts a range of industries from the health sector to financial services, to developing smart cities and transportation. Although the benefits of Data Science have become seemingly clear and its impact noted across said environments, the dangers of data science without ethical considerations are equally apparent — whether it be the protection of personal data, the bias in automated decision-making, the apparent elimination of free choice in psychographics or the social impacts of automation.

Ronan Laffan, Head of Advisory Services, Version 1 hosted this episode, the expert panel for the discussion featured:

  • Dr. Joan Cahill, Centre for Innovative Human Systems, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr. Katherine O’Keefe, Chief Ethicist, Castlebridge
  • Niall O’Neil, Chief Strategy Officer, OneView Healthcare
  • Garvan Callan, Financial Services Transformation Advisor, OneZero1

Visit the Analytics Institute website to learn more about our partner in hosting this special event.

Once technology starts to come into widespread use, we really need to think about the ethical implications. We build it for one purpose or because we can, and don’t necessarily think about ethics. This suddenly introduces all sorts of ethical issues, for example, drones. Have we made it too easy to spy on people, or was the ability for them to launch missiles in the concept when we were building a consumer product?

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