Roles for computing in social change

  title={Roles for computing in social change},
  author={Rediet Abebe and Solon Barocas and J. Kleinberg and K. Levy and M. Raghavan and D. Robinson},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency},
A recent normative turn in computer science has brought concerns about fairness, bias, and accountability to the core of the field. Yet recent scholarship has warned that much of this technical work treats problematic features of the status quo as fixed, and fails to address deeper patterns of injustice and inequality. While acknowledging these critiques, we posit that computational research has valuable roles to play in addressing social problems --- roles whose value can be recognized even… Expand
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