Meet up

Digital Discrimination: Cognitive Bias in Machine Learning

Thursday, 4th June, Online Meetup

This meetup was organised by Thursday's Matter in June 2020


For this Thursday's Matter, Maureen McElaney will explore how bias takes root in ML algorithms and offers approaches to remove that bias from ML models.

Thursday's Matter is a virtual meetup on the topics that truly matter to today's developers.

Join us every Thursday at 16:00 UTC when we'll be joined by an expert from around the globe. Each week we'll explore topics such as functional languages, mobile development, agile methodologies and machine learning.

THE FORMAT A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session

Digital Discrimination: Cognitive Bias in Machine Learning

With increasing regularity we see stories in the news about machine learning algorithms causing real-world harm. People’s lives and livelihood are affected by the decisions made by machines. Learn about how bias can take root in machine learning algorithms and ways to overcome it.

From the power of open source, to tools built to detect and remove bias in machine learning models, there is a vibrant ecosystem of contributors who are working to build a digital future that is inclusive and fair. Now you can become part of the solution.

Maureen's slides and links to the resources provided throughout the talk are available here.

Maureen McElaney

Maureen McElaney is a Developer Advocate at IBM Center of Open Source Data and Ai Technologies. She is on the LF AI Trusted AI Committee underneath the Linux Foundation. She is an organizer for Women in Machine Learning and Data Science and on the board of the Vermont Technology Alliance. She is an experienced community builder and is passionate about building diversity (of all kinds) in tech through education, mentorship, and advocacy.

Who's coming?

Attending Members