Why Data Scientists Should Make a Commitment to Diversity

A more fair and safe society, as well as better products and services, can be enabled if the data science industry makes a commitment to hiring and cultivating diverse talent.

Scandals at Facebook, Google, and other multinationals have prompted a lot of hard questions about the ethics around the use of data. It’s easy to understand the concern. A staggering, rising amount of our personal data is being fed into algorithms that determine which campaign ads we’re shown, who is picking us up in their cars, and which potential mates we’re matched with on dating apps, which means the potential to misuse data is increasing by the day.

Author: Sophie Searcy

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