Discrimination in the Age of Big Data

In the era of big data analytics, prediction of a person’s behavior or attitude is becoming more and more accurate.  But because of the nature of these new methods of predictive analysis, it is not always clear what factors are contributing to these outcomes. It is possible then that the new methods are replicating old discriminatory patterns? What should data analytics firms, government and the public do to protect against the risks of big data discrimination?  Join a panel of experts and Georgetown CCT Faculty for a timely and informative discussion of this crucial issue.

Moderator: Mark MacCarthy, CCT


Meg Jones, CCT

Ashkan Soltani, Chief Technology Officer at the Federal Trade Commission

Solon Baracas, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University


Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Edmund A. Walsh Memorial, 495
1221 36th St., N.W., Washington

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Communication, Culture & Technology



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