“Decision Making: Human vs Machine” (free public lecture)

November 7, 2018

This December, Stats NZ and CSDA are presenting a free lecture hosted by international tech ethics expert Lorena Jaume-Palasi. With a background in founding ethics organisations including  AlgorithmWatch and the Ethical Tech Society, and consulting to numerous governments and organisations in this space, Jaume-Palasi will present her experiences and recommendations.

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Talking Predictive Risk Modelling in Denver: Rhema Vaithianathan at the 2018 Alliance Conference

October 29, 2018

CSDA Co-Director Rhema Vaithianathan spoke about predictive-risk modelling in Denver earlier this week. Her presentation included an overview of her work and how predictive-risk modelling will aid Douglas County in making better decisions in the child welfare sector.

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CSDA takes a collaborative role in new US research centre

October 8, 2018

CSDA Co-Director Rhema Vaithianathan will be collaborating with the newly-established Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research and Training (CICM) at Washington University of St. Louis.

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Talking predictive analytics with Australian researchers, government

September 18, 2018

CSDA co-director Professor Rhema Vaithianathan had the opportunity to lead an Australian roundtable about the use of predictive analytics for positive impact in September.

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CSDA research in upcoming Child Wellbeing Research Seminar (Wellington)

29 August, 2018

Matt Walsh, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Data Analytics (CSDA), will share new research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) at a Child Wellbeing Research Seminar hosted by the Ministry of Social Development in Wellington on 11 September.

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Seeking feedback on the NZ Guidelines for Trusted Data Use

August 20, 2018

A year after the launch of the draft NZ Guidelines for Trusted Data Use:  ‘A Path to Social Licence’, the authors have begun to explore how useful the Guidelines are for organisations, and what updates may be needed.

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Helping Government to develop Algorithm Guidelines

August 14, 2018

The Government Chief Data Steward, Liz McPherson, has commissioned Professor Rhema Vaithianathan, co-director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at AUT, to review international guidelines for the government use of algorithms, and help develop a ‘best practice’ approach for New Zealand.

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