To Close the Gender Gap, We Have to Close the Data Gap
Melinda Gates
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Amazon and Netflix give us personalized book and film recommendations as we’re more likely to pay for things that we’re interested in. Same with store loyalty cards that analyze shopping habits to target what shoppers want, and in doing so push certain products.
Yet when Googles DeepMind got access to records of 1.6 million London hospital patients, people got worried about what could be done with that information, even if such data powerful software packages could be created to diagnose diseases sooner.
Gathering data is great, there’s just always a question as to what it could be used for, and who benefits more; the individuals or the companies.

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