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The dangers of data mining

Dr. Toon Calders
Blauwe Zaal Auditorium
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Data mining is an automatic tool that is used to analyze huge collections of data. By combining different databases and automatically analyzing their content, new information can be discovered that couldn't manually be found in any of the databases used. Data mining is often used for commercial purposes, for instance for finding out more about costumer behavior. It is also used for profiling people in the fight against crime.

Dr. Toon Calders explains how data mining works, what the dangers are, and why it sometimes leads to unwanted discrimination of ethnic groups.
Toon Calders  is Assistant professor at the faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU/e.