Uncovering and handling bias in data: ethical and practical considerations

Olivia Gambelin, Ethical Intelligence
Joseph Crispell, DFID

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Everyone knows data ethics are important but ethics can mean different things. How do you decide on the ethical standards you want to uphold? You have a job to do and data that looks like it does it, so what next? Assessing the provenance, quality, scope and coverage of the data is just a starting point. Is there any underlying bias in the data – or in you!? And how do you deal with gaps or quality issues to ensure your solution meets the ethical standards you want to uphold?

Joseph Crispell
Joseph Crispell is a data scientist in DFID/ONS data science campus. He has been working with the UNICEF Data for Children collaborative to start a project mapping HIV risk in adolescents. Before joining DFID, he worked in academia studying pathogen transmission between cattle and wildlife populations.  

Olivia Gambelin
Olivia Gambelin is co-founder and CEO of Ethical Intelligence, an ethics consultancy who help companies create ethical policies and frameworks to enable them to innovate with confidence.

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