Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, talks about DataKind’s work applying data science in the social sector, how data scientists can use their skills to give back, and the potential ethical implications of these projects.
DataKind is an organization headquartered in New York that brings high-impact organizations dedicated to solving the world’s biggest challenges together with leading data scientists to improve the quality of, access to and understanding of data in the social sector. For more information, see www.datakind.org or follow @DataKind.
Jake Porway is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He founded DataKind™ in the hopes of creating a world in which every social organization has access to data capacity to better serve humanity. He was most recently the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.
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