Biases from Big Data: the prejudiced computer

In this article Professor Nasraoui’s work focuses on Big Data. She examines how Machine Learning can lead to unreliable and biased models, problems around explainability and whether increased personalisation contributes to polarisation of opinions.

Big Data and Machine Learning seem to be the modern buzzword answers for every problem. Areas such as healthcare, fraud prevention and sales are just a few of the places that are thought to benefit from self-learning and improving machines that can be trained on huge datasets. However, how carefully do we scrutinise these algorithms and investigate possible biases that […]

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