The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of a ground-breaking new course titled "Assessing and Mitigating Bias and Discrimination in AI." Developed in partnership with Holistic AI, this course is a result of a grant awarded to Holistic AI in 2022 and is the second such course Holistic AI has developed with the Institute.
This course introduces and provides a guide to evaluating and addressing issues of bias and fairness in artificial intelligence (AI) systems and aims to equip AI practitioners, data scientists, researchers, and other individuals within the AI space with the knowledge and tools necessary to understand and mitigate the effects of bias and discrimination in AI systems. With AI becoming increasingly integrated into everyday life, the need for ethical, unbiased, and transparent AI systems has never been greater.
The course covers a wide range of topics, including understanding biases in data, algorithmic fairness, transparency, and accountability. Participants will gain an understanding of the legal, ethical, and social implications of biased AI systems, before learning how to identify and quantify biases in AI, exploring various practical techniques for assessing and mitigating bias. The curriculum is split into two distinct parts, designed to be approachable and beneficial for participants with varying levels of data science experience, ranging from non-technical to experienced data scientists.
Instructors for the course include Holistic AI’s co-founders, senior members of the Holistic AI team, and experts from University College London, ensuring that the content is not only cutting-edge, but also grounded in real-world experiences and applications.
To learn more about the Assessing and Mitigating Bias and Discrimination in AI course and how to enrol, visit the Alan Turing Institute's course page.