Mar Hicks: "We Belong"

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Mar Hicks, Associate Professor of History at Illinois Institute of Technology, drops in to talk about the history of technology and how algorithmic bias has evolved over the years. They discuss topics from how women were purposefully excluded from the tech industry to how transgender algorithmic bias began in the 70’s. Mar shares insights about bias in tech that you have probably experienced but might have only given a passing thought. Mar tells an anecdote about one of the earliest examples of institutionally trans algorithmic bias by the British government in the early 70’s. This episode is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining.

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"We Belong" by Pat Benatar

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