New Book!! Anticipated Fall 2023
Oxford University Press : Technology Law and Policy
By Anne L. Washington
Will prediction ever truly serve the public interest? Predictive data technology is often viewed as a common good, yet political and commercial interests set the conditions for automated decision systems, machine learning, evidence-based policy, large language models, generative “artificial intelligence” algorithms, and other data-driven tools.
Ethical Data Science: Prediction in the Public Interest begins a deeper conversation that counterbalances organizational incentives with human values. The potential for principled action unfolds in six chapters that trace predictions, from gathering data through learning from insights. The arts and humanities provide additional tools to encourage critical thinking about the full potential of data science.
Data science holds unfathomable opportunities. Resistance and renewal are equally as possible as domination and control. This book establishes the limits of predictive technology controlled by the few and argues for more inclusive data science.
keywords: Prediction, Data Science, Ethics, Data Governance, Inequality, Fairness, Public Policy