Technology and Race (16)

Bias in the tech workplace or technology relating to the betterment or destruction of race relations.

View options:

Find narratives by ethical themes or by technologies.

FILTERreset filters
Themes
  • Privacy
  • Accountability
  • Transparency and Explainability
  • Human Control of Technology
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Promotion of Human Values
  • Fairness and Non-discrimination
Show more themes
Technologies
  • AI
  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Blockchain
  • Immersive Technology
Show more technologies
Additional Filters:
  • Media Type
  • Availability
  • Year
    • 1916 - 1966
    • 1968 - 2018
    • 2019 - 2069
  • Duration
  • 5 min
  • Wall Street Journal
  • 2019
image description
Investors Urge AI Startups to Inject Early Dose of Ethics

Incorporation of ethical practices and outside perspectives in AI companies for bias prevention is beneficial, and becoming more popular. Spawns from a need for consistent human oversight in algorithms.

  • Wall Street Journal
  • 2019
  • 27 min
  • Cornell Tech
  • 2019
image description
Quantifying Workers

Podcast about worker quantification in factors such as hiring, productivity and more. Dives into the discussion on why we should attempt a fair making of algorithms. Warns specifically about how algorithms can find “proxy variables” to approximate for cultural fits like race or gender even when the algorithms is supposedly controlled for these factors.

  • Cornell Tech
  • 2019
  • 10 min
  • Survival of the Best Fit
  • 2018
image description
Survival of the Best Fit

Explores hiring bias of AI by playing a game in which you are the hiring manager.

  • Survival of the Best Fit
  • 2018
  • 5 min
  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2019
image description
Police across the US are training crime-predicting AIs on falsified data

In the case of the New Orleans Police Department, along with other cities, data used to train predictive crime algorithms was inconsistent and “dirty” to begin with, making the results disproportionately targeted toward disadvantaged communities.

  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2019
  • 5 min
  • The Guardian
  • 2021
image description
Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen

Amazon’s Ring devices are creating a private network of video surveillance that can be accessed by governments and other public entities without a warrant.

  • The Guardian
  • 2021
  • 20 min
  • UC Research Repository
  • 2018
image description
Robots and Racism

This 2018 study uses several experiments to demonstrate how human racial bias is imposed upon robots as well, specifically in that racialised black robots are more likely to be perceived as threatening to the group sampled.

  • UC Research Repository
  • 2018
Load more