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Neo4j‘s Amy E. Hodler on Why Bias Isn’t Always Bad

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James Kotecki
Jun 16 · 22 min read

Episode Highlights

This week’s guest is Amy E. Hodler, Director, Graph Analytics and AI Programs at Neo4j.

“Bias Sounds Like a Bad Thing . . . “

“It turns out women of different shades have different commonalities in the MRIs and the visuals that you use to take a look at [breast cancer]. They’ve actually used AI to bias it depending on the ethnic background so they can be more sensitive to certain people of different backgrounds and pick up breast cancer easier. “

A Public Conversation About AI

“I definitely think we need a public conversation about what our expectations are for AI. So it’s not just ‘I want more accurate AI.’ It’s do we want AI doing particular things? We need to bring together, I would say, people from different walks of life.

Hope from Data Scientists

“When I talk to data scientists, they are so hungry for a framework that lets them do better. They usually got into the business — coders and data scientists — to do things that are powerful, that can help society. They don’t want to misuse this, but it’s such a powerful tool.”

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