How Can Big Data Advance Opportunity for All?
Today, it’s easier than ever before to make predictions and decisions by analyzing an unprecedented wealth of data. While corporate use of these “algorithmic decision-making tools” is widespread, government agencies at all levels are also using these techniques to guide decisions, increase efficiency, inform policy, and shape service delivery. Yet with these advances come risks: Without careful design, application, and oversight, these tools could be used to harm vulnerable populations and reinforce existing inequities.
On Monday, May 23, the Ford Foundation hosted a discussion on how to ensure these technologies are applied in ways that serve all Americans.
DJ Patil US Chief Data Scientist
Introduction by Xavier de Souza Briggs Vice President, Ford Foundation