Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head

Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformationTechnology 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, the head of one of the biggest internet charities has warned.Mitchell Baker, head of the Mozilla Foundation, has 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”. Continue reading...

Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head

Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformationTechnology companies need to diversify their hiring practices to include more people from backgrounds ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Mozilla’s ambitious plan to teach ethics in the age of evil tech

The nonprofit’s founder and chairwoman explains her latest initiative: a $3.5M competition for new ways to teach ethics to computer science students. For decades, popular wisdom held ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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