[Irtalk] We need open models, not just open data

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 12:23:47 SAST 2015

Cathy has consistently made another point that’s a corollary of her
argument about enshrining prejudice. At O’Reilly, we talk a lot about open
data. But it’s not just the data that has to be open: it’s also the models.
(There are too many must-read articles on Cathy’s blog to link to; you’ll
have to find the rest on your own.)

*You can have all the crime data you want, all the real estate data you
want, all the student performance data you want, all the medical data you
want, but if you don’t know what models are being used to generate results,
you don’t have much.*

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