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Fairness by Design: How Can Big Data Advance Opportunity for All?
May 23, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Today, it’s easier than ever before to make predictions and decisions by analyzing an unprecedented wealth of data. Corporate use of “algorithmic decision-making tools” is widespread, and government agencies at all levels are also using these techniques to guide decisions, increase efficiency, inform policy, and shape service delivery. Yet with advances come risks: Without careful design, application, and oversight, these tools could be used to harm vulnerable populations and reinforce existing inequities.

Please join this in-depth discussion about how to ensure these technologies are applied in ways that serve all Americans. Speakers will include U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
9:00 am2:30 pm

More detailed information, as well as a full list of participants, will be available soon