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AI & Data Literacy

By : Bill Schmarzo
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AI & Data Literacy

By: Bill Schmarzo

Overview of this book

AI is undoubtedly a game-changing tool with immense potential to improve human life. This book aims to empower you as a Citizen of Data Science, covering the privacy, ethics, and theoretical concepts you’ll need to exploit to thrive amid the current and future developments in the AI landscape. We'll explore AI's inner workings, user intent, and the critical role of the AI utility function while also briefly touching on statistics and prediction to build decision models that leverage AI and data for highly informed, more accurate, and less risky decisions. Additionally, we'll discuss how organizations of all sizes can leverage AI and data to engineer or create value. We'll establish why economies of learning are more powerful than the economies of scale in a digital-centric world. Ethics and personal/organizational empowerment in the context of AI will also be addressed. Lastly, we'll delve into ChatGPT and the role of Large Language Models (LLMs), preparing you for the growing importance of Generative AI. By the end of the book, you'll have a deeper understanding of AI and how best to leverage it and thrive alongside it.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Index

Understanding data privacy efforts and their efficacy

As discussed in the previous section, organizations, agencies, and third-party vendors are gathering and integrating data emitted from our daily activities. And they are using this treasure trove of data about us to influence our decisions, actions, and beliefs. Seems like the odds are stacked against the average citizen. However, government agencies around the world are trying to level the playing field and help to protect our data privacy.

Data protection and privacy laws

Governments worldwide are scrambling to avoid an avalanche of personal data privacy issues. Therefore, there are several regulatory efforts underway to try to protect your privacy, including:

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in 2018 by the European Union (EU) on data protection and privacy in the EU and the European Economic Area. The GDPR is essential to EU privacy law and human rights law.
  • The California...