What is a data scientist’s responsibility to wider society?

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Data Science Section

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 01:45pm - 05:30pm

Location R101, Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Newport NP10 8XG

This event aims to explore some of the opportunities and responsibilities associated with working in the data science arena. Specifically, we ask; what responsibility do data scientists have to wider society? How can data scientists utilise new techniques whilst addressing the public’s practical and ethical concerns?
Being an open space event, it will bring together data science professionals from all sectors across South Wales to debate best practice, discuss the practical considerations of data science techniques, and to discuss future visions of the data science world. It specifically aims to bring to the fore ethical and practical considerations surrounding the ethical use of new and emerging data sources and algorithmic methods and balancing the need for detailed data with the responsibility to maintain data security and privacy.
The aim of the day is to debate the day-to-day ethical issues facing data scientists, through real life examples (e.g. algorithmic functionality and data processing). A keynote speaker from DataKind (TBC) will introduce ethical principles for data science, before you have time to discuss what practical steps we can take to include ethics within the data science work flow. Ideas will be gathered into an interactive presentation and discussed by a panel of experts (bring your laptop). 
A Canapé networking session brought to you by the ONS Data Science Campus will follow, complete with a tour of their bespoke Campus.
Provisional agenda for the day:
13:45- 14:15 - Registration/Tea and Coffee
14:15- 14:45 - Keynote Speaker (DataKind - TBC)
14:45- 15:45 - Table Discussion on practical steps for Data Security and Ethics
15:45- 16:30 - Presentation of ideas to Panel, Q&A and Closing remarks
16:30- 17:30 - Tour de Campus! (Data Science Campus tour and Canapés)

Contact Register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-is-a-data-scientists-responsibility-to-wider-society-registration-41005112395

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