Ethical Considerations in Predictive Analytics

Presentations Child Welfare Analytics & algorithms Impact Implementation Privacy Allegheny County, PA


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Author(s): Amy Hawn Nelson, Katy Collins, Ken Steif
Publication Date: 06/20/2019

This panel from our 2019 Annual Network Meeting was moderated by Amy Hawn Nelson, AISP’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance, and featured presentation by Katy Collins and Ken Steif. Collins, Chief Analytics Officer at Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services, shared some of the agency’s key ethical and implementation considerations that guide their work to improve decisions with predictive risk models. Steif, director of the Master of Urban Spatial Analytics at UPenn’s School of Design, shared findings from his work around geospatial risk prediction in child maltreatment, and introduced a code-based primer intended to help public-sector scientists assess algorithmic fairness in their models.


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Hawn Neslon, A., Collins, K., Steif, K., (2019, June 20). Ethical Considerations in Predictive Analytics. 2019 AISP Network Meeting. Presented at a meeting of Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, Philadelphia, PA.


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