Episode
July 21, 2015

Racist, sexist tech

What should be done about technology that discriminates?
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On Tuesday, July 21 at 19:30 GMT:

From Google images to smart watches and face recognition, technology fails often produce racist and sexist outcomes. While some blame these fails on inevitable glitches, others say they reflect underlying structural racism and sexism in the tech world. Is the tech industry too white and male? And do search engines have a responsibility to safeguard against user-generated bias or racism in search results?



On this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 


Russell Robinson @Knight3k
Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University

Suresh Venkatasubramanian @geomblog
Computer science professor

Mo Akade @telegraph_edu
Growth and Strategy Manager, Telegraph Academy

Celeste Headlee @CelesteHeadlee
Journalist 

 

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