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courses:ct60a7000:spring2015:2:seidelmarc [2015/03/30 14:09]
m2831 [Ethics in Big Data]
courses:ct60a7000:spring2015:2:seidelmarc [2015/04/15 22:23] (current)
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 In my humbled opinion every companies interest is to provide the user with the greatest user experience. This not only includes great design and a rich set of functionality but also a transparent process which data is collected and how it is used. Such information should not be hidden in long lists of terms, instead it should be presented in a graphical easy to understand way.  Also the user should be able to option out of such usages and if he ends his contract with the company all his data should be deleted. ​ In my humbled opinion every companies interest is to provide the user with the greatest user experience. This not only includes great design and a rich set of functionality but also a transparent process which data is collected and how it is used. Such information should not be hidden in long lists of terms, instead it should be presented in a graphical easy to understand way.  Also the user should be able to option out of such usages and if he ends his contract with the company all his data should be deleted. ​
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 +  - In the second chapter [p. 26] the author states “The technical tools for handling data have already changed dramatically,​ but our methods and mind-sets have been slower to adapt. “ Discuss if we as a society should faster adapt to new possibilities offered by big data in accepting privacy constraints in favour of big data benefits. Include at least three benefits and three risks in your discussion. //The question combines the students’ big data knowledge and his critical argumentation skills.// ​
 +  - For the past centuries humans spent all their effort on explaining past events by reasoning. Identified reasons were used to influence the future. In big data however “Predictions based on correlations lie at the heart of big data.” [p. 55] Explain what correlations are and discuss why big data will not will not totally replaced reasoning. //​Correlations are a very important part of big data. Unfortunately correlations have some limitations especially in terms of none linear correlations. Also reasoning will not be eliminated totally as big data only shows the likelihood of an appearance but not the reason why something will happen. //
 +  - Name five reasons why companies should publish their data and explain why it is important to publish even not so promising data. //The book outlines multiple benefits where companies published their data.  Also one example is given were not published data had a negative outcome for society. //
 +  - Discuss whether or not citizen should have access to government data. They might be able to perform analysis on the data but isn’t it the job of the government to provide citizen with these information’s?​ //Open data can be easily misused for example when certain information is hidden in large data sets and the user drains in the massive size. Also responsibility to inform users / citizen is pushed to a third party. //
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