Big Data Society: Age of Reputation or Age of Discrimination?

8 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2014  

Dirk Helbing

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

Date Written: September 25, 2014

Abstract

If we want Big Data to create societal progress, more transparency and participatory opportunities are needed to avoid discrimination and ensure that they are used in a scientifically sound, trustable, and socially beneficial way.

Keywords: Big Data, surveillance, statistical errors, discrimination, transparency, reputation

JEL Classification: A00

Suggested Citation

Helbing, Dirk, Big Data Society: Age of Reputation or Age of Discrimination? (September 25, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2501356 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2501356

Dirk Helbing (Contact Author)

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) ( email )

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Clausiusstrasse 50
Zurich, 8092
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.coss.ethz.ch

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