Call for Postdoctoral Position on Fairness & Ethics in AI

Application deadline for full consideration: Dec 1, 2019Background: Ph.D in Computer Science, Statistics, Computational Social Science or related field by starting date.Postdoctoral position dates: 1-year position (extensible), starting in Aug 2020 (starting date flexible). Seeking postdoc applicants interested in studying the areas of fairness and ethics in machine learning / artificial intelligence / data science … Continue reading Call for Postdoctoral Position on Fairness & Ethics in AI

What Responsibilities Does Facebook Have With Our Private Data?

Post written by an S&DS150 student! 77% of the United States population used social media in 2018 [1]. The largest social media platform, Facebook, thus holds an enormous amount of data. Not only does Facebook have data from its users’ profiles, it also has data on their private messages, who they interact with, how long they … Continue reading What Responsibilities Does Facebook Have With Our Private Data?

Privacy Wars Fueled by the GDPR — by Will Horvath

The practice of data science, unlike biomedical research, has no clearly demarcated standards for adequate consent and transparency. As our early class discussions have illustrated, it can be hard to determine under which circumstances consent should be required in such a rapidly evolving field. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), implemented in 2018, provides the … Continue reading Privacy Wars Fueled by the GDPR — by Will Horvath

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! If you are interested in registering for the course (open only to Yale students), please take a look at the syllabus and fill out the following form by Tuesday, Jan 15th at 5pm: https://goo.gl/forms/WvChom5rMv64SOLu1 “By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand … Continue reading The Journey Begins