Ethical considerations in the use of Machine Learning for research and statistics

26 October 2021
Last updated:
26 October 2021

Where can I find out more?

If you require any further support in addressing ethical issues in your planned project or incorporating ethical principles, please contact the UK Statistics Authority Data Ethics team or visit our webpages for further information on the support services that we offer.

Thig guidance has focussed on some of the ethical issues relating to the use of machine learning in the context of research and statistics – there are a wealth of other sources available that relate to machine learning ethics, and machine learning more generally.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) – Machine Learning Group 2021:

The Machine Learning 2021 Groupled by the United Kingdom’s Data Science Campus in collaboration with UNECE is a collaborative working group, with a focus on modernising the production of statistics, specifically in relation to machine learning. The group is made up of experts from statistical institutions around the world, who come together to share their knowledge and research, in order to develop our understanding of machine learning.

You can find out more information at the following sources:

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