| ||Thread Tools|
|17th October 2018, 11:57||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
There is not enough humanity in IT
Head of the Mozilla Foundation warns about a need for philosophiers and psychologists
The biggest cheese in the Mozzarella Foundation - Mitchell Baker - is warning that IT companies need to diversify their hiring practices to include more people from backgrounds in philosophy and psychology if they want to tackle the problem of misinformation online.
He warned that: "hiring employees who mainly come from Stem -- science, technology, engineering and maths - will produce a new generation of technologists with the same blindspots as those who are currently in charge, a move that will 'come back to bite us.'"
Baker said that while Stem was a necessity, and educating more people in Stem topics is clearly critical, every student of today needs some higher level of literacy across the Stem bases.
"But one thing that's happened in 2018 is that we've looked at the platforms, and the thinking behind the platforms, and the lack of focus on impact or result. It crystallised for me that if we have Stem education without the humanities, or without ethics, or without understanding human behaviour, then we are intentionally building the next generation of technologists who have not even the framework or the education or vocabulary to think about the relationship of Stem to society or humans or life."
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Humanity is running out of ideas||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||16th September 2017 04:58|
|Humanity is on the cusp of de-extincting the Wooly Mammoth||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||20th February 2017 06:31|
|'Cards Against Humanity' hole is a crowdfunding metaphor||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||29th November 2016 05:57|
|Kratos finds his humanity in the new 'God of War'||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||20th June 2016 10:44|
|Scientists want to perfect humanity with synthetic DNA||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||6th June 2016 18:49|
|AIs get a crash course in humanity by interpreting stories||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||15th February 2016 08:12|
|'Far Cry Primal' will take humanity back to the stone age||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||8th October 2015 10:30|
|Augmented reality expert explains how AR will help humanity||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||17th September 2015 06:00|
|What you need to know about the robots that feed humanity||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||23rd September 2014 07:57|
|Twitter abandons one of humanity's most widely used fonts||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||2nd June 2014 08:34|