Following 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.
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.
In 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.
An interesting international unconference took place early last week in Madrid Hacking Big Data Brother: From Biometrics to Intra-action. Continue reading Hacking Data Big Brother