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This piece delves into synthetic data’s growing role in AI for promoting equality. While highlighting its advantages like privacy and customization, Kypraiou also underscores challenges like biases and the complexity in creating reliable data. The article stresses the importance of a human rights-based approach to ensure fairness and concludes by emphasizing ethical practices and transparency in utilizing synthetic data for a more equitable future in data science.
About the authors
Sofia Kypraiou, a data scientist with a specialization in ethics and human rights, earned her MSc in Data Science from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). She holds a BSc in Computer Science from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
She developed the technical components of the workshop, “<AI & Equality>: A Human Rights Toolbox”, during her MSc thesis at EPFL and works with Women At The Table, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). This workshop merges the domains of data science and human rights through a critical analysis methodology.
She has delivered the <AI & Equality>: A Human Rights Toolbox workshop at various universities and art festivals, contributing to the ongoing dialogue at the intersection of these domains.
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