Tech Talk: Fairness in Algorithms and Privacy-Smart Wearable Companies
Written by Brian Wesolowski
When exploring the intersection of technology and society, the terms fairness, ethics, and privacy are among the most commonly used. This episode of Tech Talk is no exception.
Ali Lange and Gautam Hans join me to talk about a paper they are working on with the UC Berkeley School for Information that that addresses algorithmic fairness, specifically what people think is fair in terms of the automated decisions made about them online.
I also get to talk to the always charming Michelle De Mooy about a report she collaborated with Fitbit on. The report explores how privacy and ethics can be embedded into the research and development process at innovative health wearable companies. With more and more people tracking their steps, privacy-smart wearable companies would definitely be an important step forward for protection of our personal data.