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How can a Chief Data Ofiicer tackle conflicting data demands?

The world has become so digitally interconnected that the role of the CDO has shifted from being about meeting operational requirements to performing the difficult balancing act between ensuring compliance and helping deliver the organisation’s strategic goals. But how can they deal with different and sometimes conflicting demands, both operational and regulatory?

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The ethical and legal ramifications of using ‘pseudo-AI’

Pseudo-AI, or human workers performing work eventually intended for an  “artificial intelligence” or supplementing an AI still under development, is a common prototyping practice, necessitated by the inherit difficulty and large datasets necessary to create an AI. The revelation that human beings are regularly performing work customers are lead to believe is automated can have major trust and public-image ramifications, even if the primary service-providing company is unaware. Additionally, there are numerous legal ramifications.

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Health Insurers Tap Data Brokers To Help Predict Costs

Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing. The companies are tracking your race, education level, TV habits, marital status, net worth. They’re collecting what you post on social media, whether you’re behind on your bills, what you order online. Then they feed this information into complicated computer algorithms that spit out predictions about how much your health care could cost them.

Source: Health Insurers Tap Data Brokers To Help Predict Costs : Shots – Health News : NPR

Dutch gov’t can keep Big Data law in current form, court rules

The government does not have to withdraw its new law on the Dutch intelligence and security services in its current form, the court ruled on Tuesday in summary proceedings filed by a group of privacy organizations and companies.

Source: Dutch gov’t can keep Big Data law in current form, court rules | NL Times

Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final

NEC system trialled at UEFA Champions League Final by South Wales Police produced almost 2,300 false positives.

South Wales Police said the high number of false positives at the Cardiff final was due to poor quality images supplied by UEFA, Interpol, and other agencies; an old NEC algorithm; and it being the first major deployment.

Source: Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final | ZDNet

Extent of how Canadians’ online data used ‘very surprising,’ MP says

A member of the parliament’s standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics says he and his colleagues “didn’t know what we didn’t know” until they started researching what happens to data shared online.

Source: Extent of how Canadians’ online data used ‘very surprising,’ MP says | CBC News

China’s facial-recognition cameras caught suspect tryiing to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers

The man’s unlikely capture became the latest example of China’s growing use of facial recognition technology.

The 31-year-old man, wanted by police, had thought playing a numbers game would be enough to allow him to fade into anonymity.

Source: A suspect tried to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers. China’s facial-recognition cameras caught him. – The Washington Post

Ethics Education in Data Science

Data scientists in academia and industry are increasingly recognizing the importance of integrating ethics into data science curricula.

Recently, a group of faculty and students gathered at New York University before the annual FAT* conference to discuss the promises and challenges of teaching data science ethics, and to learn from one another’s experiences in the classroom.

Source: Ethics Education in Data Science

Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘highlights need for AI regulation’

Britain needs to lead the way on artificial intelligence regulation, in order to prevent companies such as Cambridge Analytica setting precedents for dangerous and unethical use of the technology, the head of the House of Lords select committee on AI has warned.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, Lord Clement-Jones said, reinforced the committee’s findings, released on Monday in the report “AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?”

Source: Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘highlights need for AI regulation’ | Technology | The Guardian

The privacy pro’s guide to explainability in machine learning

With the GDPR’s implementation date looming, there has been much discussion about whether the regulation requires a “right to an explanation” from machine learning models.

Regardless of the regulation’s effects on machine learning, however, the practical implications of attempting to explain machine learning models presents significant difficulties.

Source: The privacy pro’s guide to explainability in machine learning

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