Watch Ethical Resolve founder Jake Metcalf’s talk at the 2018 Unintended Consequences of Technology (#UCOT) conference in San Francisco. The central theme of the talk is that organizations should be investing in the capacity to make values decisions, which is a different problem than addressing the technical components of algorithmic tools.
At the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (ACM FAT*) later this month I will be presenting a tutorial about why it is philosophically and organizationally important to carefully distinguish between algorithmic bias and algorithmic unfairness.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal is sprawling and often murky, and will certainly continue to evolve. One thing is now certain, however: predictive analytics is about more than just targeted advertising and media recommendations, it is also about how our society is structured and who has the power to reshape it.