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Data Ethics + Society, Fall 2023

IDSC Contributes to WHO Guidance on AI

August 26, 2023

Rarely in the history of science does a new technology emerge and be as swiftly adopted—and scrutinized—as Artificial Intelligence. Indeed, though AI has been around for more than a half-century, it is comparatively recently that it has generated an unparalleled wave of interest, excitement—and concern.

Data Ethics + Society, Spring 2023

Ethics, Computer Science, and Writing: The Challenge and Opportunity of Text Generation 1/23

January 18, 2023

The University of Miami has a long track record in studying ethics and information technology. This special event links the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC), the University’s new Department of Writing Studies, and the UM Ethics Programs on a panel to address challenges related to the explosive interest in—and use of—Artificial Intelligence programs […]

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Spring 2023

Catch the Replay: Renowned Cardiology Researcher Zahi Fayad on Integrating Health-Related Data Sets

January 18, 2023

Integrating varied data sets is vital for advancing medical research and delivering personalized health care, according to Zahi A. Fayad, PhD, a nationally renowned cardiology researcher. “We need to assemble the data for the whole person, including wearables, clinical reports, and imaging,” he said. “For instance, sensor technology can provide insights on a patient’s lifestyle […]

Data Ethics + Society, Spring 2023

National AI Consortium Taps IDSC Ethics Director Ken Goodman

January 18, 2023

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) consortium on artificial intelligence has tapped the Director of Ethics + Society of the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) for its external advisory board.

Awards and Honors, Spring 2021

Dr. Ken Goodman Named The Hastings Center Fellow

February 1, 2021

Widely recognized for his work on ethical issues related to health care, life science, and information technology, IDSC Data Ethics and Society Director Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., has been named a fellow of The Hastings Center, a prestigious international organization for bioethics professionals. “This is a remarkable and exciting opportunity,” said Dr. Goodman, who is […]

Data Analysis

Data Ethics + Covid-19 UM-CDC Panel Discuss Challenges

September 18, 2020

From contact tracing to communicating with the public, the COVID-19 pandemic presents ethical challenges to data professionals. “Good science depends on producing, understanding, analyzing, and communicating data, and then vetting it with other scientists,” said Nick Tsinoremas, IDSC Director. “With COVID-19, the timeline is very compressed, creating both practical and ethical challenges for data scientists […]