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Business impacts of racism in technology

In the video, Abadesi and Jean discuss the impacts of racist technology on businesses.
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<v ->Products that produce racist outcomes</v> tend to have a poor user experience, which may affect the bottom line due to poor uptake and also include usage by searching racial groups. Secondly, they might also exacerbate racism by normalising racist ideas and attitudes. Inflammatory content such as racist content tends to have high engagement and are therefore promoted, because for a lot of companies, higher engagement results in improved profits, even at the cost of its own user base. This is often not a healthy or sustainable model of operation.

In this video, Abadesi and Jean discuss the impacts of racist technology on businesses.

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