A community network for academic data science leaders, practitioners, and educators
The Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) builds communities of academic data science leaders, practitioners, and educators, and academic-adjacent colleagues, to thoughtfully integrate data science best practices in higher education. Our members connect and share their data-intensive approaches and responsible applications. Learn more!
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ACM statement on facial recognition technology - AIhub, Association for Computing Machinery. "...when rigorously evaluated, the technology too often produces results demonstrating clear bias based on ethnic, racial, gender, and other human characteristics recognizable by computer systems. The consequences of such bias, USTPC notes, frequently can and do extend well beyond inconvenience to profound injury, particularly to the lives, livelihoods and fundamental rights of individuals in specific demographic groups, including some of the most vulnerable populations in our society."
Microsoft unveils sweeping job training initiative to teach digital skills to 25M impacted by pandemic - GeekWire, Monica Nickelsburg
Abolish the #TechToPrisonPipeline - Crime prediction technology reproduces injustices and causes real harm - Medium, Coalition for Critical Technology
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We'll hear from Stephanie Hicks on the Open Studies project. The Open Case Studies (OSC) project is an educational resource that educators can use in the classroom to teach students how to effectively derive knowledge from data in real-world challenges.Register
CZI's Essential Open Source Software for Science program supports maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for open source tools that are critical to biomedical research, including domain-specific software and foundational tools. Applications due: August 4
"ADSA has provided a collection of hundreds of datasets and tools all categorized [sic] by type and topic."
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"He is Pennywise the Clown, combined with el chupacabra, wrapped in the Blair Witch."Social Science Quarterly, David A.M. Peterson