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The Resource Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech, Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech, Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Label
Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech
Title
Technically wrong
Title remainder
sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech
Statement of responsibility
Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 nightmares: Chatbots that harass women. Signup forms that fail anyone who's not straight. Social media sites that send peppy messages about dead relatives. Algorithms that put more black people behind bars. Sara Wachter-Boettcher takes an unflinching look at the values, processes, and assumptions that lead to these and other problems. Technically Wrong demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use--and demand more from the companies behind them."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wachter-Boettcher, Sara
Dewey number
303.48/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA169.5
LC item number
.W33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • System failures (Engineering)
  • Business failures
  • Technology
  • New products
  • COMPUTERS / Social Aspects
  • Elektronische Überwachung
  • Personenbezogene Daten
  • Data Mining
  • Privatsphäre
Label
Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech, Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
993134234
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780393634631
Lccn
2017031829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993134234
Label
Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech, Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
993134234
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780393634631
Lccn
2017031829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993134234

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