Discriminatory bias in software algorithms

We_Can_EditFollowing a presentation about “Societal Responsibility in Internet business Innovation” I recently gave at the Responsible Innovation Conference 2015, a fellow attendee at the conference drew my attention to the NY Times “When Algorithms Discriminate”, from July 9th 2015. This article briefly summarized the results from a number of studies each of which exposed race, gender or other discriminatory biases in search engine results.

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An Affair to Remember?

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in “An Affair to Remember” (1957). Source: https://goo.gl/2vwUTs.

A mysterious online message reading, “Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now” may be unlikely to immediately instil fear into many of us non-Noels. However, as of this afternoon, things have got more than a little uncomfortable for Avid Life Media’s CEO, Noel Biderman, and quite possibly 37.5 million other individuals across the world.

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Citizen centric approaches in ICT for development (ICTD)

Aarhus2015In the coming week I will be attending the 5th Decennial Aarhus conference “Critical Alternative 2015”, where I will take part in the ICTD workshop to learn more about the crucial importance of “citizen centric approaches” for achieving success in ICTD project.

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