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Free Online Course on Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics

Microsoft is offering free online course on Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics. In this course, you’ll learn to apply ethical and legal frameworks to initiatives in the data profession.

You’ll explore practical approaches to data and analytics problems posed by work in Big Data, Data Science, and AI. This course will start on January 1, 2018.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Analysis of data and statistics
Institution: Microsoft and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on January 1, 2018

Providers’ Details

We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. Computing is ubiquitous, and experiences span devices and exhibit ambient intelligence. Billions of sensors, screens and devices – in conference rooms, living rooms, cities, cars, phones, PCs – are forming a vast network and streams of data that simply disappear into the background of our lives.

About This Course

Corporations, governments, and individuals have powerful tools in Analytics and AI to create real-world outcomes, for good or for ill.

Data professionals today need both the frameworks and the methods in their job to achieve optimal results while being good stewards of their critical role in society today.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, you will learn to apply ethical and legal frameworks to initiatives in the data profession. You’ll explore practical approaches to data and analytics problems posed by work in Big Data, Data Science, and AI. You’ll also investigate applied data for ethical and legal work in Analytics and AI.

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundation abilities in applying ethical and legal frameworks for the data profession
  • Practical approaches to data and analytics problems, including Big Data and Data Science and AI
  • Applied data methods for ethical and legal work in Analytics and AI

Instructors

Ben Olsen

Ben is a Sr. Content Developer for Microsoft’s Learning and Readiness team, and is an analytics professional and educator with over 8 years of industry and managerial experience.

Geneva Lasprogata

Geneva (“Eva”) Anne Lasprogata is a professor of law at Seattle University, where she is tenured in the Albers School of Business and Economics.

Nathan Colaner

Teaching, writing, and mentoring in business ethics have been the greatest joys of my professional life.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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