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The era of blind faith in big data must end

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don’t automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: “weapons of math destruction.” Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas.

Watch TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/cathy_o_neil_the_era_of_blind_faith_in_big_data_must_end

With GDPR On The Horizon, Data Challenges And Opportunities Loom

The challenges associated with the upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are well documented. The opportunities, not so much.

The fact is, GDPR is an ideal opportunity for brands to get clarity around their first-party data, if they haven’t already. And with it, they could put themselves in a far stronger position to start using that data, within the confines of the new law.

Source: With GDPR On The Horizon, Data Challenges And Opportunities Loom | AdExchanger

Tech CEO tackles digital ethics, AI and automation

As artificial intelligence and automation continues to develop, organizations all over the world are going to have to start thinking about digital ethics.

Source: Tech CEO tackles digital ethics and its role in the development of AI & automation | IT World Canada News

How to exploit data at the time of the GDPR

Personal data, including big data, is a valuable asset for businesses, but how to maximise its exploitation at the age of the EU Privacy Regulation? Here is an article on how to limit the impact of its restrictions on the usage of data for economic purposes.

Source: EUROPE: How to exploit data at the time of the GDPR

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