Coming Soon: Ethics Training for Data Scientists

The bright side of the confluence of cloud computing and big data is that it enables medical and other scientific breakthroughs. The dark side is that it also enables invasion of our personal privacy. (Cue Edward Snowden disclosures.) But wait! There may be a bright side of the dark side soon. A Microsoft MSFT researcher who specializes in this field expects that data scientists will soon be getting schooled in the propriety of doing their jobs. That tidbit comes from a new post outlining predictions by top Microsoft Technology & Research personnel, Microsoft’s version of IBM’s IBM annual 5 in 5 technology extravaganza. In any case, Microsoft principal analyst Kate Crawford, who researches the social impact of big data, said that in 2016: “The key breakthrough will be that every…


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