9780393634631-0393634639-Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

ISBN-13: 9780393634631
ISBN-10: 0393634639
Edition: 1
Author: Wachter-Boettcher, Sara
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393634631
ISBN-10: 0393634639
Edition: 1
Author: Wachter-Boettcher, Sara
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wachter-Boettcher, Sara wrote Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech comprising 240 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393634639 and 9780393634631. Since then Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 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.

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