SXSW: Data science needs a code of ethics to move forward

Publicis Worldwide’s director of data science, Tim Rich, talking at SXSW. Like medicine and media, director of data science for Publicis Worldwide, Tim Rich, believes data science needs a code of ethics, to be able to move forward. He argues this needs to be done sooner rather than later, preferably before there is a major crisis within the profession, however he doesn’t believe major platforms like Google and Facebook should be involved in its creation. Rich was speaking at day three of South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive and he explained that a code of ethics would not only establish credibility for the profession, it would also be a starting point for the industry to know how do deal with technology advances and certain scenarios that could arise when working with data. “Data science…


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