In prisons across the U.S., incarcerated people are being asked to make a strange decision – repeat a series of predetermined words and phrases to an automated voice on a prison phone or lose their phone access in part or in whole. Inmates facing this decision are offered little, if any, information about why they … Continue reading (Un)voiced Consent: Voice Print Usage in U.S. Prisons – by Maria Gargiulo
Data Exclusion: The Costs of Being Uncounted – by Colin Hill
When most people think of big data and its possible perils, the kinds of stories that come to mind include those of the father who found out his teenage daughter was pregnant from Target advertisements, the couple whose private conversation was recorded by an Alexa and sent to one of the husband's employees, or Cambridge … Continue reading Data Exclusion: The Costs of Being Uncounted – by Colin Hill
The Data Science Ethics course kicked off this week, and it has been a blast to get started! Our course roster is near finalized to a small select group of about 15 students who will deep dive into a variety of topics around data science ethics (see the syllabus and schedule for more info). The … Continue reading Introductions
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