Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

By Elizabeth Green, The Chronicle of Social Change As big data tools like predictive analytics become more prevalent, child-welfare agencies must grapple with implicit racial bias if they want to ensure that it does not cause harm, according to a new white paper published last month by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University. This … Continue reading »

Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

Free To Ride: Dayton Premiere

The Fight for a Route Across the Hidden Boundaries of Privilege July 16, 2017 at 3pm The Neon 130 E 5th St | Dayton, OH 45402 The Kirwan Institute’s upcoming feature-length documentary film, Free To Ride, will have its Dayton premiere at The Neon on July 16, 2017. Ticket information coming soon. Email Matthew Martin for more information. … Continue reading »

The Danger of Lead in Ohio

By All Sides Staff WOSU Public Media (PBS affiliate) The next two-year Ohio budget is being proposed with a controversial new amendment that would give sole authority to the Ohio Health Department in overseeing the reduction of lead use. From lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan to 51 houses with known lead hazards in Columbus alone, … Continue reading »

The Danger of Lead in Ohio

Free Webinar: Accounting for Implicit Bias in Predictive Analytics

June 6 | 3–4 PM (EST) In a new white paper, Kirwan Institute Research Associate Kelly Capatosto turns the lens toward predictive analytics in child welfare, the potential hazards of applying these models without accounting for implicit racial bias and other cognitive and structural barriers that face communities of color, and how those hazards can … Continue reading »

Free Webinar: Accounting for Implicit Bias in Predictive Analytics

Free to Ride: Limited Run at the Gateway

The Fight for a Route Across the Hidden Boundaries of Privilege June 23–28, 2017 Gateway Film Center 1550 N High Street | Columbus, OH 43201 Tickets & Showtimes available through The Gateway Film Center The Kirwan Institute’s upcoming feature-length documentary film, Free To Ride, will have a limited run at the Gateway Film Center from … Continue reading »