Participants in the project will be expected to be able to:
- Identify real-world examples of high-stakes decisions made with software systems and consider the role of machine learning and individual’s personal data in how these decisions are made.
- Consider both the pros and cons of algorithmic decision making for the decider, those being decided about, and society as a whole.
- Consider what rights individuals should have to understand and challenge decisions made about them.
- Consider what rights companies should have to keep their software and algorithms secret or proprietary.
- Analyze proposals for providing transparency in the decision making process so that mistakes can be identified.
- Propose ways to achieve fairness and accountability in algorithmic decision making.
At the end of the week, Young Scholars will present their proposals to guest panelists.
Students who successfully complete the program and meet the admission requirements will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) toward tuition if they attend The Clarkson School or Clarkson University full time for their undergraduate education. Please note that $1,000 per year is the maximum scholarship amount a student can receive for attending Clarkson University summer programs, no matter how many programs he or she attends.
To download the application and for further information, please visit the Young Scholars main page.