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Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech

Author: Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A revealing look at how tech industry bias and blind spots get baked into digital products--and harm us all. Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us ask why all these digital products are designed the way they are. It's time we change that. Many of the services we rely on are full of oversights, biases, and downright ethical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Wachter-Boettcher
ISBN: 9780393356045 0393356043
OCLC Number: 1021803906
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Welcome to the machine --
Culture misfit --
Normal people --
Select one --
Delighted to death --
Tracked, tagged, and targeted --
Algorithmic inequity --
Built to break --
Meritocracy now, meritocracy forever --
Technically dangerous.
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