We forget to or justify not deleting data. We need independent bodies with teeth to help us avoid making charcoal, when we were going for succulence.
From the Blog on ethics
Mental models and thought experiments help us think through complex issues and potential consequences. There are no ‘right’ answers, just values and ethics.
It is said, history is told from the point of view of the powerful victor. However, that does not mean it is the only story. The same is true about data.
We are being tracked. Where does the line between an individual’s right to privacy lie in relation to communal benefit? And when is it surveillance?
When we design systems and operations, which do not enable choice or actively take away choice, there might be some ethical questions needing to be asked.
We must learn to improve the lives of the vulnerable. However, we need a people centric approach to technology, not a technology centric approach to people.
The assumption is technology is neutral. We need frameworks to help us ‘see’ the underlying bias in the technology itself before it is applied.
Asking whether or not we should use X technology at all takes courage. People will often assume you are against technology, a laggard, but is a brave act.
To be objective, to remove as much bias as you can, to learn, to grow, to make better things, create a a review board of others who don’t look like you.