Read Introduction & Chapters 1, 2

Discussion Questions

  • What are your initial thoughts on these chapters?
  • Where does the bias in algorithms come from?
  • How do we spread awareness about these issues?
  • How should we engage our students (or the public) with the issues raised in the book?
  • How do we address the issues when they coincide with success?
  • What do we do about WMDs since they disproportionately affect people who are poor and minority groups? (Thinking about some of the positive reinforcement loops).
  • How do we support teachers in a world of big data and test scores?
  • What other ways are computers amplifying problems in our world?
  • What's your major takeaway from the reading this week?



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