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Algorithms in the news

It’s been an eventful few weeks news wise with many high profile organisations admitting to their algorithms containing bias, even our government have opened the door a wee crack acknowledging there might be an issue within their programmes. Here is a summary of...

Bias – a capability challenge

It seems bias in algorithms is a very hot topic at the moment. In a surprisingly honest move Twitter admits their algorithms aren’t always impartial: Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US lawmakers the company’s algorithms have not always been...

Giving up for a cause

The month of July for many people was a “dry” month – giving up alcohol for a great cause. Here at OptimalBI we expanded that scope to a month of giving up something we are addicted to. Many of the team, like me, chose alcohol (I actually had a damp...

Bias – a very wicked problem

Last month I was invited to speak to students at our local Victoria University, studying the Future of Work course, co-taught by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Victoria Business School. Impressed by the innovative convergence of humanities,...