085: BOOK CLUB! Technically Wrong

For our second Book Club episode, Sara Wachter-Boettcher joins us to talk about her book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech.

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Panelists:

Jamey Hampton | Astrid Countee | John K. Sawers

Guest Starring:

Sara Wachter-Boettcher: sarawb.com, Co-host of the No, You Go show

Buy the book! Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

Show Notes:

01:02 – Sara’s Superpower: Communication and Connecting the Dots

03:43 – The Process of Writing, Editing, and Communicating the Book

06:17 – A Summary of Technically Wrong

11:13 – The Harms and Risk of Data Sharing on Social Media

14:42 – Bias and Algorithms

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
by Safiya Umoja Noble

23:50 – Machine Learning and Image Recognition

28:48 – Ethics Training and Responsibility

RubyConf 2017: Finding Responsibility by Caleb Thompson

35:45 Paternalizm / Parochialism

Reflections:

Astrid: How we can get people to start making changes based off what we basically know.

John: Stress cases: Thinking about the ideal user and what are the qualities of other users that may be affected by the way something is presented?

Jamey: The importance of having cultures in tech and workplaces that are not homogenized.

Sara: We don’t get better at anything if we don’t talk about it and practice it.

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