Reggie Townsend

Reggie Townsend is the director of the SAS Data Ethics Practice (DEP). As the guiding hand for the company’s responsible innovation efforts, the DEP empowers employees and customers to deploy data-driven systems that promote human well-being, agency and equity in ways that meet new and existing regulations and policies. Townsend serves on national committees and boards promoting trustworthy and responsible AI, combining his own passion and knowledge with SAS’ more than four decades of AI and analytics expertise.

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As head of the SAS Data Ethics Practice, I spend a lot of time contemplating the social implications of AI. Considering its benefits like augmenting medical decisions and pitfalls, making decisions based on biased data results in dire consequences for patients. Such implications have the potential to impact society in a variety