Ethics in Data Science: Use Cases

10 Mar 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share a blog that discusses two implementations of data
science from the ethics perspective. One of them is the COMPAS system used
by judges across the United States to predict whether defendants awaiting
trial are likely to re-offend.

The other is the smart meter, an IoT application, that measures domestic
electricity consumption to gain network transparency. It enables consumers
to visualize and optimize their electricity consumption leading to better
power management and flexible billing.

Use cases demonstrate various ethical challenges including unfair
discrimination, reinforcing human bias, lack of transparency, privacy,
power, ...

Hope you will enjoy.