The Good Robot

Sareeta Amrute on Understanding Tech Ethics from the Ground Up

August 23, 2022 University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
The Good Robot
Sareeta Amrute on Understanding Tech Ethics from the Ground Up
Show Notes

In this episode we talk to Sareeta Amrute, Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington who studies race, labour, and class in global tech economies. Sareeta discusses happened when Rihanna and Greta Thunberg got involved in the Indian farmers protests; how race has wound up in algorithms as an indicator of what products you might want to buy; how companies get out of being responsible for white supremacist material sold across their platforms; why all people who make technology have an ethic, though they might not know it; and what the effects are of power in tech companies lying primarily with product teams.