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Wrapping up week 2

Well done for completing week 2! This week we looked at: What anti-racism in technology can look like, including developing product features, financially supporting racial justice work, conducting research, activism …

Racial Distrust in Institutions

Institutions such as policing (1) (2) and healthcare (3) have historically had issues with racism. Distrust Among Ethnic Minorities In the UK, ethnic minorities are routinely over-policed (4) and experience …

Racism in the Development Process

We will now look in more detail at how biases can creep into various parts of the technology development process. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, the order …

Using data throughout the process

From what we have discussed so far we have seen that what is underpinning any technical product or service is data! Developing any new product requires having good data available. …

Peer Graded Assignment Activity: How it works

As was discussed in the Gender Inclusive Technologies, Peer Graded Assignment steps have been designed specifically for ExpertTracks to provide you with a chance to develop a deeper insight into …

Anti-Racism and Technologies

Let’s look at the role technologists play in contributing to anti-racism. System Designers and Architects Designers determine how audiences interact with products and services. System designers and architects, however, determine …

Everyday racism app

Now, lets look more in-depth at an example of anti-racist technology. In Australia, an anti-racism research collective based at the University of Western Sydney worked towards developing a mobile app …

Welcome to week 2

In week 1, we delved into systemic racism in technology and society. You’ve had a chance to consider examples such as a facial recognition app that doesn’t recognise darker skin …

The connection between AI and racism

The impact of Joy Buolamwini’s research on facial recognition software started a global discussion on the lack of training data that represents all faces, especially those with darker skins. Her …

How to tackle racism in organisations

Here, we will examine how policies can be implemented to tackle racism in organisations. A lack of racial awareness often leads to a breakdown in the policies needed to tackle …

Understanding the different types of racism

In order to explore the topic of race in relation to technology, we should have a good understanding of what racism is. Some simple dictionary definitions is a good place …

Supporting anti-racism

Throughout this course, we’ve looked at various ways designers, technologists and users can support anti-racism in technology development. We have considered how to have honest conversations about race and how …