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Human Bias Is Everywhere in Tech. To Fix It We Need to Reshape Computer Science Education.

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Human Bias Is Everywhere in Tech. To Fix It We Need to Reshape Computer Science Education.

Image: N E O S i A M / Shutterstock. Article by Ariam Mogos and Laura McBain. EdSurge – January 25, 2021.

As we transition into the new year reckoning with a violent insurrection organized on social media, the spread of disinformation about a deadly pandemic and breakdowns in distance learning, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the impact of technology on every facet of our society. We all have been equally unified in our frustrations and concerns that we are inching closer to a dystopian future.

2020 shed more visibility on how racism, sexism, and other -isms permeate technology and will continue to create divides that may become irreparable. In the tech world, there have been DEI effortslegislation targeting the racist impact of technology, warnings from ethicists and independent bias ratings created to rein in the harm—but none of these solutions address the real issue: humans. […]

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