An effort to create a code of ethics for data science was recently announced at the Data for Good Exchange. The stories I tell in Automating Inequality may offer some insight. Continue reading A Hippocratic Oath for Data Science
My very bright grad student, Megan Rolfe, recently forwarded me a link to Kentaro Toyama’s provocative article, “Technology Is Not the Answer,” in the March issue of The Atlantic. I’m intrigued by his experience, and sympathetic to his point that technology serves as an amplifier of underlying values and social structures. In fact, I was … Continue reading If Technology Is Not the Answer, What Is?
What price do New Yorkers pay for high-tech jobs? I listened to Andrew Cuomo deliver his first State of the State speech on the radio this afternoon. Though it was admirably public and occasionally downright rousing, the speech—perhaps like Cuomo’s political agenda itself—came across as schizophrenic, at least to this listener. Cuomo seems to be … Continue reading High-Tech Mega-Incentives and the State of New York State