Data ethics has become a recent hot topic, as big data technologies constantly fail to fulfill their promise of bringing good to society.
Here are a few of recent news headlines about such failures:
In order to minimize societal harms of data-driven technologies, and to ensure that matters such as Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT) are fulfilled, it is critical to revisit the life cycle of data, including data collection, cleaning, integration, and processing, and to develop proper tools, strategies, and metrics.
This is our goal! We consider responsibility and data ethics as an important dimension in the development of Big Data Technologies.
Michigan Radio, NPR, Stateside for Monday, November 19, 2018.
In summary, we aim to design tools that help human being in conducting data-driven tasks, responsibly!