Speaker: Katharine Jarmul

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Principal Data Scientist @Thoughtworks

Katharine Jarmul is a Principal Data Scientist at Thoughtworks Germany focusing on privacy, ethics and security for data science workflows. Previously, she has held numerous roles at large companies and startups in the US and Germany, implementing data processing and machine learning systems with a focus on reliability, testability, privacy and security. She is a passionate and internationally recognized data scientist, programmer, and lecturer.

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Unraveling Techno-Solutionism: How I fell out of love with “Ethical” Machine Learning

As a Staff-Plus Engineer, I’ve had plenty of learning moments in my career where I realized my view of a problem was hindered by my own desire to solve it with technology.

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Wednesday Nov 30 / 09:20AM PST ( 50 minutes )


Staff Plus Engineering Techno-Solutionism Machine Learning Data Privacy Problem Recognition People and Culture