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Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Strata Data Ethics Summit

9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Technology helps people augment their abilities. And, from the Gutenberg Bible to robotics, tech has always had ethical implications. But while many technologies have narrow implications, data touches everything. It is us. Data is where the rubber of humanity meets the road of technology—and we're ill-prepared for the impact.

From data breaches, to campaign influence, to fraud, to equality, data ethics are at the forefront of today's headlines. In this day-long Strata Data event, Altimeter analyst, Susan Etlinger, and Strata Chair, Alistair Croll, bring together a packed lineup of academics, practitioners, and innovators for a deep dive into the thorny issues of data and algorithms, and how establishing and reinforcing ethical techonology norms can not only mitigate risk, but drive innovation. 

7:30am–9:00am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Location: 2nd floor lobby
Early morning coffee (1h 30m)
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9:00am–9:05am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Tutorial
Location: 2024
Susan Etlinger (Altimeter Group), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Susan Etlinger and Alistair Croll welcome you to the Strata Data Ethics Summit. Read more.
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9:05am–9:30am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Law and Ethics
Location: 2024
Irina Raicu (Santa Clara University), Brian Green (Santa Clara University)
The term “technology ethics” comes up frequently these days but is not always well understood. In order to consider technology ethics in depth, we need a shared understanding of its content. Irina Raicu and Brian Green explore what ethics is, and more narrowly, the meaning of data ethics. Read more.
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9:30am–10:00am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Susan Etlinger (Altimeter Group)
During the past year, we’ve seen a lot of focus on ethics in tech. But what does it all mean? And what should business really be doing about technology ethics? Industry analyst Susan Etlinger lays out the progress and issues in the industry, as well as some of the promising approaches coming from business, the public sector, and academia. Read more.
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10:00am–10:30am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Jake Metcalf (Ethical Resolve), Emanuel Moss (Data & Society)
What does it mean for technology companies to “do ethics”? Jake Metcalf and Emanuel Moss discuss how AI ethics figures in longstanding philosophical debates about ethics and human values, contemporary debates about “ordinary ethics,” and how the logics and structures of corporate organizations may be creating pitfalls along the way. Read more.
10:30am–11:00am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Location: 2nd floor lobby
Morning break (30m)
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11:00am–11:15am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Bradley Voytek (UC San Diego )
The vast majority of data scientists and AI/ML researchers are interested in understanding human behavior, so it's critical to consider both the people who generated the data we analyze and the processes that generate it. Join Bradley Voytek to explore the human side of data and technology from a neuroscientific, cognitive, and social context. Read more.
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11:15am–11:30am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Jana Eggers (Nara Logics)
Jana Eggers covers wide-ranging and important themes to think about as you raise your AI systems. You'll also learn how to detect possible "cute" behavior early that develops into bad behavior later. Read more.
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11:30am–11:45am Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Jonathan Foster (Microsoft)
Language shapes our thinking, our relationships, our sense of self. Conversation connects us in powerful, intimate, and often unconscious ways. Jonathan Foster explains why, as we design for natural language interactions and more humanlike digital experiences, language—as design material, conversation, and design canvas—reveals ethical challenges we couldn't encounter with GUI-powered experiences. Read more.
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11:45am–12:00pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Brian Rieger (Labelbox)
Brian Rieger explores consideration and key questions for AI decision making. Read more.
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12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Bradley Voytek (UC San Diego ), Jana Eggers (Nara Logics), Jonathan Foster (Microsoft), Brian Rieger (Labelbox), Rachel Thomas (fast.ai)
Following the review of problematic technologies, we'll hold an interactive discussion with speakers and invited guests to dig deeper into neuroscience, analytics, and more. Read more.
12:30pm–1:30pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Location: 2nd and 3rd floor lobbies
Lunch (1h)
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1:30pm–1:45pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Case studies
Location: 2024
Yiannis Kanellopoulos (Code4Thought)
Black box algorithmic systems make decisions that have a great impact in our lives. Thus, the need for their accountability and transparency is growing. Code4Thought created an evaluation model reflecting the state of practice in several organizations. Yiannis Kanellopoulos explores this model and shares lessons learned from its application at a financial corporation. Read more.
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1:45pm–2:00pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Bulbul Gupta (Socos Labs)
Bulbul Gupta, Socos Labs Read more.
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2:00pm–2:15pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Kathy Baxter (Salesforce)
Kathy Baxter explains how to use AI to address bias in your organizations rather than perpetuate it. Read more.
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2:15pm–2:30pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Carole Piovesan (INQ Data Law)
The appetite for data consumption is ever growing as experimentation with data-demanding technologies like AI increases. Carole Piovesan discusses responsible data use and some of the legal issues arising with AI creation and operationalization. Read more.
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2:30pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Yiannis Kanellopoulos (Code4Thought), Rumman Chowdhury (Accenture), Kathy Baxter (Salesforce), Carole Piovesan (INQ Data Law), Stuart Buck (Arnold Ventures)
We've looked at some possible solutions. But a more complete perspective includes what's right and where we're making mistakes—from the reproducibility of social sciences to the regulations of governments. We wrap up our look at possible solutions with a group discussion. Read more.
3:00pm–3:30pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Location: 2nd floor lobby
Afternoon break (30m)
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3:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 03/26/2019
Ethics Summit
Location: 2024
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Susan Etlinger (Altimeter Group), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media)
Strata Data Ethics Summit cochairs Susan Etlinger and Alistair Croll, along with Tim O’Reilly, lead an interactive discussion format with the summit's speakers, attendees, and guests. Read more.