A physicist by training, he obtained an International Research Doctorate in Physics with a thesis prepared jointly between the University of Pavia and the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), aimed at seeking new Physics through analysis of large LHC datasets collected at CERN. He has worked in Healthcare on the implementation of mathematical models to extended image archives (PACS) for the calculation of radiation doses in radiology.  He currently works as a Data Scientist at Engineering’s Big Data & Analytics Competency Center.

TECH | May 3, 2018

Can algorithms be racist?

The problem of data representativeness in a survey on DBpedia
“Is the iPhone racist?” The question was asked in a Newsweek article on December 18, 2017, as well as by other British newspapers such Mirror and The Sun, which picked up on the discontent of some Chinese users a few weeks after the launch of the new smartphone model. The latter had discovered that they could unlock other people's phones using their own image, regardless of the existence of kinship relationships. How is such an "oversight" possible?  It’s hard to say, because Apple clearly does not disclose the[…]