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Data & AI for Social Impact
We identify and research trends and put data and AI algorithms to the test – all this with one question in mind: does this stuff actually work? We explore by doing, working with both completely new and more validated innovations.
The digital age creates an ever growing need for people to adjust to the rapid changing world around them. This comes with many challenges. At the Centre for Innovation we develop solutions in a responsible, transparent and above all meaningful way. We believe that technology can be built in a way that ensures privacy and improves equality and fairness. In a time of unprecedented access to data we try to put people first and bring the overwhelming aspect of technology back to a human scale. By doing this we want to help people to better understand the time and place we live in.
Counterfactual explanations: Can you get to the “ground truth” of black box decision making?
In 2014, Amazon developed a computer program to screen the résumés of job applicants. Applicants were scored based on a point system ranging from 1 to 5. A score of 1 meant they were not suitable for the job, whereas 5 indicated they were very suitable. It was quickly discovered that this algorithm was biased towards male applicants, so Amazon stopped using it. However, it is very likely that Amazon or other companies will use decision algorithms like this in the future.
Remote Teaching: Choosing Your Tools
The Back to Basics: Data Responsibility for Remote Teaching Series provides a foundation to base constructive dialogue regarding data privacy and protection for remote teaching. This series will get you up to speed on what you need to know on data privacy and responsibility. The first part of this series looked at Personal Data in Remote Teaching.