The UK AI Roadmap: your expert views needed

This year will see the first version of an AI Strategy from the UK government. Led by the Office for AI, this strategy will build on the AI Roadmap (which was published in January 2021). If you work in data science or AI, the AI strategy will affect your career. The Data Science Section of the  Royal Statistical SocietyContinue reading “The UK AI Roadmap: your expert views needed”

RSS plans for engaging with the development of the government’s AI strategy

The government’s AI Roadmap, published at the start of 2021, sets the direction for the development of a national AI strategy.As the roadmap is developed into a strategy, there is a vital role for the RSS to play in setting out the role that statistics and data science have to play in the wider national strategy.Continue reading “RSS plans for engaging with the development of the government’s AI strategy”

Anthony Goldbloom Fireside Chat – Sign Up Now!

We are delighted to announce the second instalment of our ‘Fireside Chat’ series. Following fresh on the heels of our excellent conversation with Andrew Ng, Giles Pavey will be chatting by the virtual fireside with Anthony Goldbloom, the founder of Kaggle (now a Google company) – the world’s most influential competitive data science platform. TheContinue reading “Anthony Goldbloom Fireside Chat – Sign Up Now!”

The inaugural RSS Data Science Ethics Happy Hour

Event report by Giles Pavey, RSS Data Science Section Committee member Wednesday March 17th saw the RSS Data Science Section host its first ‘Ethics Happy Hour’. Events in this new series provide an opportunity to discuss and meet other people interested in questions of AI ethics and data science ethics more broadly. Taking place inContinue reading “The inaugural RSS Data Science Ethics Happy Hour”

Our First Ethics Happy Hour: March 17th, 5-6pm

Ethics Happy Hour on March 17th: “Ethical data science in the context of COVID-19 — What are the most important issues?” We are excited to host our first ‘Ethics Happy Hour’. Events in this new series provide an opportunity to discuss and meet other people interested in questions of AI ethics and data science ethicsContinue reading “Our First Ethics Happy Hour: March 17th, 5-6pm”

Lessons on Algorithm ethics from UK Exam algorithm story

This document chronicles the recent controversy surrounding the UK exams fiasco where an algorithmic approach was rejected and demonstrates areas where those building and deploying models must be vigilant and have training, process and governance in placeGiles Pavey – September 2021 Background In March 2020, the UK Government made the significant policy in response toContinue reading “Lessons on Algorithm ethics from UK Exam algorithm story”

Ethics Happy Hours

Announcing our new Data Science Section Initiative: Share and discuss ethical challenges encountered in your professional life during Ethics Happy Hours Ethical questions are ubiquitous in pursuing real-world data science projects. During the Covid-19 crisis, controversies around the design of contact tracing apps or the moderation of GCSE and A-level results have recently served asContinue reading “Ethics Happy Hours”