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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., [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Wachter-Boettcher
ISBN: 9780393634631 0393634639
OCLC Number: 993134234
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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A revealing look at how tech industry bias and blind spots get baked into digital products-and harm us all.  Read more...

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"This is a powerful read reflecting on the prejudices that lurk within a powerful industry." -- Selected as one of the 25 best books for IT leaders - IT Pro "The stories [Sara Wachter-Boettcher] Read more...

 
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