To succeed in a data-driven economy, companies must innovate with data while maintaining the trust of their customers. This poses a dilemma since data analytics and AI can invade privacy or produce unfairness, and so undermine trust. Business data ethics, a new field of corporate management, pursues responsible data practices that will enable businesses to be both innovative and ethical.
Many companies recognize that business data ethics is important, particularly in the age of advanced analytics AI. But they lack reliable and detailed information about how best to achieve it.
Starting October 2, the Program on Data and Governance at the Ohio State University will be holding a five-part webinar series on Business Data Ethics that will provide some answers. To learn more and to register visit the series webpage.
The webinar series will feature an outstanding slate of panelists representing diverse industries (pharma/tech/consulting), federal agencies, think tanks, and research units at The Ohio State University, including the IAF’s own Peter Cullen. At the October 2 kick-off event, US Senator Chris Coons will deliver a Keynote address, and an Ohio State research team that has spent the past two years studying corporate data ethics management will share its findings for the first time. Subsequent panels will examine the ethics, management processes, and technologies that companies use to identify, and address, ethical risks associated with their use of AI, and will provide a look at the future of regulation in this area. Businesses interested in data ethics management best practices, and anyone seeking to build a more ethical future for the data economy, are encouraged to attend.