Hazard: Lacks Community Involvement#
This applies when technology is being produced without input from the community it is supposed to serve.
Example 1: Research into cures for Autism generally (which are not wanted by Austistic people).
Example 2: Samaritan’s Radar app highlighted people who may be struggling to cope on Twitter, and was withdrawn following wide criticism.
Example 3: Algorithmic colonisation of Africa
Ask the people who the works is about if they want this kind of solution, and co-create or co-produce research with them as partners.
Test the effectiveness of the algorithm or technology for different marginalised groups.
Consideration of issues of power, consent and trust.