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Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics

Microsoft via edX

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Corporations, governments, and individuals have powerful tools in Analytics and AI to create real-world outcomes, for good or for ill.

Data professionals today need both the frameworks and the methods in their job to achieve optimal results while being good stewards of their critical role in society today.

In this course, you'll learn to apply ethical and legal frameworks to initiatives in the data profession. You'll explore practical approaches to data and analytics problems posed by work in Big Data, Data Science, and AI. You'll also investigate applied data methods for ethical and legal work in Analytics and AI.

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Note: These courses will retire in June. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.

Taught by

Ben Olsen , Geneva Lasprogata and Nathan Colaner


1.0 rating, based on 1 Class Central review

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  • Dissipate
    This course covers legal and ethical issues in data analysis, and touches on specific areas where data analysis is used such as employment and school admissions. It also prescribes lab exercises, which I am not sure are that important to the concepts to be taught.

    Nonetheless, this is an area that is developing and is very interesting. It could have been very interesting. Unfortunately the lecturers were very dry and boring, it felt like they were reading off a book which I could read myself. I dropped out after an hour into lectures.

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