Time to bust your bias – 12 May, 1pm UK time – This free workshop might be of interest to you or your colleagues
From the Blog on bias
What if our approach would be to have an inclusion bias? How many more people could we help? Great term, let’s make it a reality.
Most of us carry with us the ‘it won’t happen to me’ bias, but here’s the thing – harm is always possible when it comes digital and data.
‘100% is easier than 95%’ according to some experts. Other experts advocate for incremental change. Both are true and both are incorrect.
Designs and blueprints are made, but there are always, always, countless decisions being made by those coding and building the product or system.
Part of being human is being biased, but this is not an excuse for us to have the same biases all our lives. However, shame is not needed, it is unhelpful.
We view data as objective and something separate from who we are. But, if data about a person is viewed as part of the person, does that change how we act?
Does it make sense for people like me or even teachers, police etc. here in the UK to be vaccinated before health care workers in Sudan? Brazil?
Why do we want to have a global registry of recipients of aid? Why do we treat recipients different than staff or donors?