Hazard: Lacks Community Involvement#

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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Example 2: Samaritan’s Radar app highlighted people who may be struggling to cope on Twitter, and was withdrawn following wide criticism.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

Safety Precautions#

  • 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.