danah boyd

danah boyd: Algorithmic Accountability and Transparency

in Algorithmic Accountability and Transparency in the Digital Economy

In the next ten years we will see data-driven tech­nolo­gies recon­fig­ure sys­tems in many dif­fer­ent sec­tors, from autonomous vehi­cles to per­son­al­ized learn­ing, pre­dic­tive polic­ing, to pre­ci­sion med­i­cine. While the advances that we will see will cre­ate phe­nom­e­nal new oppor­tu­ni­ties, they will also cre­ate new challenges—and new worries—and it behooves us to start grap­pling with these issues now so that we can build healthy sociotech­ni­cal systems.

How an Algorithmic World Can Be Undermined

in re:publica 2018

All they have to do is write to jour­nal­ists and ask ques­tions. And what they do is they ask a jour­nal­ist a ques­tion and be like, What’s going on with this thing?” And jour­nal­ists, under pres­sure to find sto­ries to report, go look­ing around. They imme­di­ate­ly search some­thing in Google. And that becomes the tool of exploitation.

Social and Ethical Challenges of AI

in Ethics & Governance of Artificial Intelligence

One of the chal­lenges of build­ing new tech­nolo­gies is that we often want them to solve things that have been very social­ly dif­fi­cult to solve. Things that we don’t have answers to, prob­lems that we don’t know how we would best go about it in a social­ly respon­si­ble way.