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Product://remote Session Spotlight: Fair game: the ethics of telco fraud by Laura Summers

In the leadup to Product://remote we’re putting the spotlight on the 2 dozen fantastic sessions we have lined up for attendees.

Fair game: the ethics of telco fraud

By Laura Summers

How do we connect high-level principles with day-to-day product decision making? How do we move past the AI Ethics hype and start trying, testing and implementing practical approaches?

These questions are at the heart of Laura’s work, and in this talk she shares stories, discoveries, and decisions from her time as an ‘ethics ops’ consultant embedded with a small team in a big telco.

From improving the science bit of data science, to developing the collective sensitivity of the team, to designing recourse for false positives, tune in for pragmatic pointers and actionable take-aways that you can try with your team right away.

About Laura Summers

Laura Summers is a multi-disciplinary designer researching technology ethics and building tools to promote fair machine learning. She recently founded Debias AI and is the human behind Ethics Litmus Tests, fairXiv, the Melbourne Fair ML reading group. Laura is passionate about feminism, digital rights and designing for privacy. She speaks, writes and runs workshops at the intersection of design and technology.

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