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DataKind Ethics Bookclub (Edinburgh)

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Think that discussing the ethics and impacts of data science is important, but also, kind of fun? DataKind are hosting a data science ethics bookclub, and the upcoming session is on automation with a focus on self-driving cars. We’d love you to join the discussion.

This event is at CodeClan in Edinburgh. For the parallel event in London see here.

What are we reading?

Materials to be confirmed soon!

Why are we doing this?

There’s a lot of good writing out there and one of the most important principles (even in our own ethical principles) is to discuss and debate the ethical questions.

We hope this will help people gain the tools they need to think about this in their jobs or in DataKind projects, or in encountering algorithmic tools in their everyday life. But if all you get out of it is some friendly discussion over a coffee or beer, that works too 🙂

Do I need to be a data scientist to participate?

Nope. We’ll have a mix of technical and non-technical reading material. The aim is to think about data science in a context of ethical impacts and consequences – and that affects everybody!

Is there an online option?

We will be hosting an online group alongisde in-person events in London and Edinburgh – if you’d like to join remotely, let us know (contact@datakind.org.uk). We’ll also be live tweeting using the hashtag #DKbookclub and taking comments/questions.

I have a brilliant idea for reading material/a theme! Who do I tell?

We love suggestions! Tell us at contact@datakind.org.uk

Details

Date:
August 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/datakind-ethics-bookclub-edinburgh-tickets-65041221043

Organiser

DataKind UK
Website:
https://www.datakind.org/chapters/datakind-uk

Venue

CodeClan
37 Castle Terrace Edinburgh , Edinburgh, EH1 2DL
Edinburgh, EH1 2DL GB
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