Peter Wang, Founder & CEO of Anaconda, spoke at Data Driven NYC in October 2019. He spoke about ethical AI and how as long as the people behind the business aren’t ethical, the AI will never be. His point is that in order to achieve ethical AI it must start first with those using it on the backend. “Think about planes” he said, “no plane has malicious intent or is unethical, it’s the humans in control of the machine that determine that.” He also spoke about how data science is a literacy, not a job.

Data Driven NYC is a monthly event covering Big Data and data-driven products and startups, hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark Capital.