From the Editor's Desk Can an algorithm be biased, possibly even racist? Today, algorithms decide how fast an Uber gets to you, whether you're approved for a loan, whether a prisoner gets parole, who the police should monitor. Ultimately, algorithms are products of human imagination, which means they can be biased. "Algorithms are like a very small child," says Suresh Venkatasubramanian. "They learn from their environment." Venkatasubramanian is a computer science professor at the University of Utah. He's someone who thinks about algorithmic fairness. Algorithmic accountability is a growing discipline across a number of fields. Computer scientists, legal scholars, and policy wonks are all grappling with ways to identify or prevent bias in algorithms, along with the best ways to establish standards for accountability in business and government. Who do you hold accountable when an algorithm makes a biased decision? More here - Comment
Announcing the Bengaluru edition of Techcircle Startup 2016; registrations open now The Bengaluru edition of Techcircle Startup will provide a comprehensive insight on the startup ecosystem in and around Bengaluru bringing together cutting-edge and disruptive early-stage startups, current and potential investors, angels, seed funds, incubators, accelerators & mentors, along with many of India’s most active VC/PE funds.
Advt: The Power of a Great Digital Hospitality Experience A tsunami of game-changing digital disruptors has swept into the hospitality industry, raising the stakes in delivering the supreme guest experience. Join Chinmai Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, at Adobe Symposium to get insights into how Taj Hotels plan to bring alive experiences directly from each of their fantastic hotels to screens around the world with breathtaking velocity. Complimentary Registration (for TradeBriefs subscribers).
Mobile Accounts for Rising Share of Ad Spend in India eMarketer estimates that about a quarter of digital ad spending in India will be mobile this year. Other estimates are less bullish on mobile’s share of the total, but more positive about overall spending levels.
US waste management co to create new jobs in India Janette Micelli, spokesperson of Waste Management company, said: “As part of our efforts to optimise our back office processing functions, we’ll be transitioning over the next few years approximately
7 Learnings from India's Top Startups 'Startup'- it's not a word anymore. It's a phenomenon now. Government recent impetus and our Prime Minister's much glorified Startup India campaign has to a certain degree, uprooted the stigmas of starting up.
CSR Is Not a Marketing Strategy : Report "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Sound familiar? It's an oft-misattributed Gandhi quote puttering around on America's bumpers and inked in high school yearbooks. While Gandhi never spoke these words, the message is a noble one. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that the sentiment informs some of America's most innovative brands when it comes to corporate social responsibility.