Making Hard Choices: The Quest for Ethics in Machine Learning

Editor’s note: We are just starting to recognize the pervasive, yet subtle, ways that machine learning algorithms influence our lives, from job recommendations to self-driving cars. The use of the these algorithms introduces difficult ethical problems for those involved in the creation of these systems: How can developers know that their systems are ethical and don’t reinforce the biases already present in society or introduce new, unique biases? How can companies create an environment that encourages the exploration of these ethical questions? What lessons learned can software engineers borrow from other professions to inform their own understanding of these issues? In this primer, LinkedIn VP of Engineering Igor Perisic outlines some initial steps that can be taken to instill a culture of ethical behavior among machine learning researchers and discusses…

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