Choices and Ethics for Data Scientists in the new age

  1. Should I cooperate with  my company/the government for technology to help find terrorists, knowing that the same company/ government will sell this technology to some regimes /allies to help find political dissidents
  2. Should I help with statistics to help more people click more ads and buy more products or should I help with statistics to help local government do more with less corruption
  3. Should I help save the planet with donating time and ideas for climate change or should I help save my job with donating time and ideas for product changes
  4. Should I donate my time and energy to create and train more data scientists or should I use the shortage of data scientists to get a better salary
  5. Should I be hypocritical about open source when it suits my career so I can push my startup and its investors to a profitable exit to sell out to companies that are not open source
  6. Should I use open source for free forever and give talks for free only when it helps boost up my career or my company’s products
  7. Should I help create very profitable data science for helping kill more people with lesser bombs or should I help create less profitable data science for helping find water and resources for more people

Author: Ajay Ohri

http://about.me/ajayohri

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