"As the field of data science continues to expand rapidly, increasingly intertwining with our day-to-day lives, the KDD conference prides itself on being the place where several concepts such as Big Data, predictive analytics, and crowdsourcing originated," said Stan Matwin of Dalhousie University, General Co-Chair for KDD 2017.

Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist - Microsoft Research / Harvard University

Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 - 9:30

Data, algorithms, and systems have biases embedded within them reflecting designers' explicit and implicit choices, historical biases, and societal priorities.

They form, literally and inexorably, a codification of values.

"Unfairness" of algorithms - for tasks ranging from advertising to recidivism prediction - has attracted considerable attention in the popular press.

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