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Peter Bruce and Grant Fleming Contribute to New Book

August 25, 2020

Cover_97 Things About Ethics Everyone in Data Science Should KnowPeter Bruce and Grant Fleming contributed chapters to "97 Things About Ethics Everyone in Data Science Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts", a new book by O'Reilly. In Peter's chapter Triage and Artificial Intelligence, he discusses the role of AI in scenarios where it is inappropriate for an algorithm to make final decisions, and its role is analogous to that of the triage system making rapid intermediate decisions in a medical setting. In his chapter Random Selection at Harvard, he posits random selection as a statistical solution to the problem of human bias in college selection. Grant's chapter, The Ethical Dilemma of Model Interpretability, discusses the ethical dimensions of the loss of transparency in black-box models, and how model interpretability is important.