Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

  • 5h 42m 22s
  • Sara Wachter-Boettcher
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us ask how all these digital products are designed, or why. It's time we change that. Many of the services we rely on are full of oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares. Chatbots that harass women. Signup forms that fail anyone who's not straight. Social media sites that send peppy messages about dead relatives. Algorithms that put more black people behind bars.

Technically Wrong takes an unflinching look at the values, processes, and assumptions that lead to these problems and more. Wachter-Boettcher demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use - and demand more from the companies behind them.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Welcome to the Machine
  • Chapter 2 - Culture Misfit
  • Chapter 3 - Normal People
  • Chapter 4 - Select One
  • Chapter 5 - Delighted to Death
  • Chapter 6 - Tracked, Tagged, and Targeted
  • Chapter 7 - Algorithmic Inequity
  • Chapter 8 - Built to Break
  • Chapter 9 - Meritocracy Now, Meritocracy Forever
  • Chapter 10 - Technically Dangerous