Software Engineering At Google
Chapter #4 - Engineering for Equity (1 of 3)
Software Engineering at Google Chapter #4 - Engineering for Equity (1 of 3)
Bias is the default
Software engineering is a new field, thus we are still trying to understand its impact on underrepresented people and groups
There is an increasing imbalance of power between those who make development decisions that affect the world and those who must live with and accept those decisions
We may not recognize our own biases
Some discussion about the 2015 incident where Google Photos classified black people as gorillas
Mostly-whites are both writing the software and providing the data set
"Build for everyone" is a Google brand statement
Because of bias, Google has at times failed to represent users equitably
Autocomplete can return offensive results
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