code-for-a-living December 1, 2020

Podcast 291: Why developers are demanding more ethics in tech

As software governs more of our daily lives and interactions, many are calling for more attention on the ethical framework of code.
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This week we chat with Lyel Resner, a fellow at the MIT Civic Data Lab and Adjunct Professor of Civic Technology at NYU’s ITP program. He explains the surge in tech startups looking to ground themselves in ethical practices, and argues that the extra work and expense of these considerations are outweighed by the eventual costs that come with ignoring ethics until a company is more well established.

You can find more about Resner here.

Learn more about the topics we discussed by following some of Resner’s suggested links below: 

People to follow on Twitter: Safyia NobleRuha Benjamin, and Kamal Sinclair.

Ellen Pao and Project Include.

Eli Pariser and New Public by Civic Signals.

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