Reply to RN Future Tense in regards to Ethics and Equity in Edtech

Replied to AI, algorithmic decision making, ethics and the under-representation of women in tech (Radio National)

Ethical principles for algorithmic decision making; more women in the tech industry; inclusion in AI and design – these of all issues of increasing significance in the future.

This was an important episode addressing the ethical questions that need to be considered in regards to algorithmic decision making, as well as gender equity within edtech. My only question was the voices chosen.

I wonder if there was an opportunity to have a female voice to discuss the topic. Whether it be Audrey Watters, Cathy O’Neil or danah boyd. Maybe choosing an ‘equitable’ voice could be construed as token. However, I fear that continually hearing from males perpetuates the issue at hand.

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