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Making algorithms trustworthy

Thursday 21 March: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

Algorithms are being increasingly deployed to make judgements about sensitive parts of our lives, but how do we check how their conclusions were arrived at, and if they are valid and fair? Professor David Spiegelhalter looks at efforts to make algorithms transparent and trustworthy, illustrated with explanation facilities on systems making predictions for people with cancer.

David Spiegelhalter is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at Cambridge University. He works to improve the way in which risk and statistical evidence are taught and discussed in society, and makes frequent media appearances. In 2017-2018 he was President of the Royal Statistical Society, and in 2011 he came 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout.

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