This presentation looks at the BCS Code of Conduct and other ethical frameworks in the context of data science and meeting the needs of  ‘early career’ data scientists.

With the UK government in 2017-18 spending “nearly £6million on data scientists”[1] and a serious shortage in industry of relevant skills in business intelligence and big data projects , there is an urgent need for ‘data workers’. Many Universities are running Data Science programmes,  and the government Office of National Statistics (ONS) has a Data Science Campus with a “target to deliver 500 qualified data scientists for government by 2021”[2].  The combination of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) brings a level of complexity that requires expertise – deep knowledge and a range of skills – including an ethical approach. 

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SpeakerPenny Duquenoy (MBCS)

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About the speaker:

Penny Duquenoy (MBCS) is currently Chair of BCS ICT Ethics SG. Previously Associate Professor, now Visiting Researcher, at Middlesex University, London, working on embedding and addressing ethical and social impacts of ICT during project design and development in various co-funded research projects (EU and EPSRC). Penny is a long-standing member of IFIP (International Association of Information Professionals), past Chair of IFIP Special Interest Group 9.2.2 “Framework for Ethics”, BCS representative for TC9 (Computers and Society) and the IFIP representative on IP3 Standards and Accreditation Committee.

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Agenda

Tea and coffee will be available from 6pm. The main presentation will start at 6:30pm. This will last about an hour, after which where will be an opportunity for networking assisted by sandwiches and wine.

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Data Science - Professional Responsibility and Ethics - London South Branch
Date and time
10 December, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
Moorgate
London
England
EC2R 7BP
Price
Free