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The books / podcasts / journals recommended below are covers topics of AI ethics, big data & social impact, biased algorithms, privacy, lack of regulation or ethics around automated decision making;

The books in bottom rows provide background on what caused these areas (and hence the data) to be historically unequal and what are the root causes of social and structural injustices in these areas - like policing, mass incarceration, welfare, housing, financial markets, communication, just to name a few.

No matter how good your intentions and coding skills are, if you do not know the basis of the issue, what might be the problems with your data and who should be at the table discussing the biases it is almost impossible to suggest that your algorithm will provide ethical solutions.


Sasha Costanza-Chock
Shoshana Zuboff
Cathy O'Neil
Ruha Benjamin
Virginia Eubanks
Charlton D. McIlwain
Catherine D'Ignazio & Lauren F. Klein
Mar Hicks
Marvin Minsky
Melanie Mitchell
Safiya Umoja Noble
Frank Pasquale
Michael Kearns & Aaron Roth
Shannon Vallor
Virginia Dignum
Caroline Criado Perez
Flynn Coleman
Stuart Russell
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
Hannah Fry
Mark Coeckelbergh
Meredith Broussard
Gary Marcus & Ernest Davis
Julie Carpenter
Zeynep Tufekci
Cennydd Bowles
Raghuram Rajan
Tobias Baer
Geoffrey C Bowker & Susan Leigh Star
Richard Susskind
Gregory Zuckerman
Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Simone Browne
Michael Lewis
Michelle Alexander
Harriet A. Washington
Matt Taibbi
Richard Rothstein
Jane Mayer
Matt Taibbi
Scott Galloway
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Matthew Desmond
Daniel Kahneman