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The bigot in the machine: Tackling big data's inherent biases: Prof Alan Smeaton talks to the Irish Times

Insight's Professor Alan Smeaton spoke to Irish Times journalist Marie Boran in an article published today. The article, The bigot in the machine: Tackling big data's inherent biases, explores the problem of bias in big data. In the article, Smeaton points out that sectors have moved from one extreme of making decisions manually to blindly using big data. “Both approaches offer distinct advantages but we haven’t yet found the sweet spot between the manual coding and the entirely data-driven approach,” he says. You can read the full article here.