The Anglo white maleness of tech, in terms of both demographics and ethos, is not just broad and deep, it is also invisible to them. Most mid size companies already have “diversity chit chat” at which most attendees go “who, me?”and at which nothing is practised or examined.

In the last year I attended two tech conferences with ethics panels -without a single ethicist on either- at which the panelists basically congratulated themselves for being bias free and in fact claiming to be bending over backwards, in response to softball questions from the moderators which did not include any question about, say, predictive policing.

So the first step would be to raise awareness of the extent of the problem.

I stop to miau to cats.

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