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Optimizing Government Project

The Optimizing Government Project draws together researchers from across the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia area to collaborate on studying the implementation of machine learning by government.

The project aims to assess the technical, legal, ethical, and political challenges associated with machine learning in government, promoting collaboration between government, the private sector, and the academy.


What is Machine Learning (and Why Might it be Unfair)?
Thurs., September 22, 2016,
 4:30-6:00 pm

What is Fair and Equal Treatment?

Thurs., October 6, 2016, 4:30-6:00 pm

Fairness and Performance Trade-Offs in Machine Learning 
Thurs., November 3, 2016,
 4:30-6:00 pm

Regulating Robo-Advisors Across the Financial Services Industry
Fri., December 9, 2016, 12:00-1:20 pm

For the People, By the Robots? Democratic Governance in a Machine-Learning Era
Mon., February 20, 2017,
4:30-6:00 pm

Can Technology be Democratic? Transparency and Accountability in Machine Learning
Tues., March 21, 2017,
4:30-6:00 pm

Big Data and Government: Meeting the Real-World Challenges
Tues., April 11, 2017,
4:30-6:00 pm


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