Dexter Fichuk

Your Model is Biased

The data products we build can be extremely powerful, but how do we build them so we can avoid unintentional biases, discrimination and not create extreme echo chambers. The data products we build can be extremely powerful, but how do we build them so we can avoid biases, discrimination and not create extreme echo chambers. This talk will explore the unintentional negative sides that come with building products that are built from data over heuristics and the ethics of the systems we build.

Dexter Fichuk is a data scientist turned engineer at Shopify. He's worked on building data products and productionizing ML systems in codepaths hit millions of times daily for the last 3 years. He currently works on Shopify's Shop App.

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