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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:43 PM

The importance of diversity in technology development. Watch this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you have ever had a problem grasping the importance of diversity in tech and its impact on society, watch this video <a href="https://t.co/ZJ1Je1C4NW">pic.twitter.com/ZJ1Je1C4NW</a></p>— Chukwuemeka Afigbo (@nke_ise) <a href="
?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:20 PM

1. So the sensor in the dispenser wouldn't detect a brown hand...

only white?

God, when will these people in the tech world realize white is not the default in the world?

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:31 PM

2. Yep.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:48 PM

3. It is a real problem

It might not be malicious design, but that doesn’t make it right. Technology should be tested with race, ethnicity and age in mind. Here’s an article that describes what is probably happening in more detail and which gives even worse examples.

[link:https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.mic.com/articles/amp/124899/the-reason-this-racist-soap-dispenser-doesn-t-work-on-black-skin|]


It is a big problem in clinical trials. Here’s an article I found interesting.

[link:https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/clinical-trials-have-far-too-little-racial-and-ethnic-diversity/|]

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