Presented By
O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Schedule: Ethics sessions

Ethics and compliance are areas of interest to many in the data community. Beyond privacy, data professionals are much more engaged in topics such as fairness, accountability, transparency, and explainability in machine learning. Are data sets that are being used for model training representative of the broader population? For certain application domains and settings, transparency and interpretability are essential and regulators may require more transparent models, even at the expense of power and accuracy. More generally, how do companies mitigate risk when using ML?

9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Iman Saleh (Intel), Cory Ilo (Intel), Cindy Tseng (Intel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
From healthcare to smart home to autonomous vehicles, new applications of autonomous systems are raising ethical concerns about a host of issues, including bias, transparency, and privacy. Iman Saleh, Cory Ilo, and Cindy Tseng demonstrate tools and capabilities that can help data scientists address these concerns and bridge the gap between ethicists, regulators, and machine learning practitioners. Read more.
9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Location: 2022
Alex Kudriashova (Astro Digital), Jonathan Francis (Starbucks), JoLynn Lavin (General Mills), Robin Way (Corios), June Andrews (GE), Kyungtaak Noh (SK Telecom), Taposh DuttaRoy (Kaiser Permanente), Sabrina Dahlgren (Kaiser Permanente), Craig Rowley (Columbia Sportswear), Ambal Balakrishnan (IBM), Benjamin Glicksberg (UCSF), Patrick Lucey (Stats Perform), Rhonda Textor (True Fit)
Hear practical insights from household brands and global companies: the challenges they tackled, approaches they took, and the benefits—and drawbacks—of their solutions. Read more.
1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Patrick Hall ( | George Washington University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
If machine learning can lead to financial gains for your organization, why isn’t everyone doing it? One reason is training machine learning systems with transparent inner workings and auditable predictions is difficult. Patrick Hall details the good, bad, and downright ugly lessons learned from his years of experience implementing solutions for interpretable machine learning. Read more.
1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Andrew Burt (Immuta), Steven Touw (Immuta), richard geering (Immuta), Joseph Regensburger (Immuta), Alfred Rossi (Immuta)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
As ML becomes increasingly important for businesses and data science teams alike, managing its risks is quickly becoming one of the biggest challenges to the technology’s widespread adoption. Join Andrew Bur, Steven Touw, Richard Geering, Joseph Regensburger, and Alfred Rossi for a hands-on overview of how to train, validate, and audit machine learning models (ML) in practice. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Jari Koister (FICO )
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Financial services are increasingly deploying AI services for a wide range of applications, such as identifying fraud and financial crimes. Such deployment requires models to be interpretable, explainable, and resilient to adversarial attacks—regulatory requirements prohibit black-box machine learning models. Jari Koister shares tools and infrastructure has developed to support these needs. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Bill Franks (International Institute For Analytics)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Concerns are constantly being raised today about what data is appropriate to collect and how (or if) it should be analyzed. There are many ethical, privacy, and legal issues to consider, and no clear standards exist in many cases as to what is fair and what is foul. Bill Franks explores a variety of dilemmas and provides some guidance on how to approach them. Read more.
2:40pm3:20pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Sharad Goel (Stanford University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
The nascent field of fair machine learning aims to ensure that decisions guided by algorithms are equitable. Several formal definitions of fairness have gained prominence, but, as Sharad Goel argues, nearly all of them suffer from significant statistical limitations. Perversely, when used as a design constraint, they can even harm the very groups they were intended to protect. Read more.