Ethical Tech Reading List
Resources and readings on ethical tech, AI and labour.
Read & watch:
- Algorithms of Oppression by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, plus video lectures: At USC (2017) and re:publica (2018) and Pocket curation
- An Artificial Revolution by Ivana Bartoletti
- Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan
- Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks
- Behind the Screen by Sarah T. Roberts
- Black Software by Charlton McIlwain
- Coded Bias, documentary film by Shalini Kantayya
- Programmed Inequality by Mar Hicks
- Race After Technology by Ruha Benjamin
- Your Computer is on Fire (out early 2021)
- How I’m Fighting Bias in Algorithms, TED Talk by Joy Buolamwini
- "Consent, data-driven inequities, and the risks of sharing administrative data" by Lorraine Chuen
- "Everyday Ethics for Artificial Intelligence" published by IBM
- "Unmasking a Concern: Amazon Is Publishing a Facial Recognition Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased" (New York Times, Jan. 2019)
- “To Really 'Disrupt,' Tech Needs to Listen to Actual Researchers” by Lilly Irani and Rumman Chowdhury
- Artificial Unintelligence by Meredith Broussard
- Critical Race & Digital Studies Syllabus
- Gender Shades, Joy Buolamwini and Timnit Gebru
- Twitter and Tear Gas by Dr. Zeynep Tufekci
- Weapons of Math Destruction by Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Organizations, tools and initiatives:
- Algorithmic Equity Toolkit - a collection of four components designed to identify surveillance and decision-making technologies used by governments; make sense of how those technologies work; and pose questions about their impacts, effectiveness, and oversight.
- Authority Collective - The Authority Collective is a group of more than 200 womxn, non-binary and gender expansive people of color working in the photography, film and VR/AR industries. Our mission is to empower marginalized artists with resources and community, and to take action against systemic and individual abuses in the world of lens-based editorial, documentary and commercial visual work.
- Consentful Tech - The Consentful Tech Project raises awareness, develops strategies, and shares skills to help people build and use technology consentfully.
- Data & Society: Labor Futures - The Labor Futures team at Data & Society uses ethnographic research to better understand emergent disruptions in the labor force as a result of data-centric technological development, with a special focus on structural inequalities.
- Digital Justice Lab - Building a more just and equitable future through capacity building, public engagement and continuous collaboration to support communities in making informed decisions around digital issues.
- Ethical Explorer, toolkit for critiquing ethical risks and decision making in your work or product, by Omidyar Network
- Feminist AI - Doing community-based educational work around the unquestioned uses of artificial intelligence, and reimagining alternative technologies
- IntersectTO - a Toronto-based community group for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC), who are interested in technology.
- Platform Abuse - A new resource that helps educate people involved in building online communities about potentially harmful features.
- The People's Guide to AI - This guide breaks down and contextualizes artificial intelligence technologies within structural racism — and provides hands-on exercises to help us imagine beyond, and dream up alternate and ideal futures with AI.
- Algorithmic Justice League
- Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law
- Big Brother Watch UK
Folks to follow on Twitter:
- Algorithmic Justice League
- Arlan Hamilton
- Chinmayi Arun
- Deb Raji
- Erica Joy
- Ifeoma Ozoma
- Joy Buolamwini
- Julie Owono
- Leslie Miley
- Timnit Gebru
- Tracy Chou
Other reading lists:
- Labor & tech reading list - This reading list was compiled by Alexandra Mateescu and Eve Zelickson, researchers on the Labor Futures initiative at Data & Society.
- Unpacking “Ethical AI” - A curated reading list - On September 25, 2019, Data & Society Executive Director Janet Haven delivered the talk “Embrace Complexity: The New Rules of AI” at the Strata Business Summit. This reading list, prepared with Data & Society Researcher Emanuel Moss, provides links to research addressed in her talk and additional readings for anyone wishing to explore ethical AI more deeply.