All-Inclusive Cyborg Talks: Diversity vs. homogeneity

Contribution to a debate. With Jennifer Kanary, Femke Snelting and Luis Lobo Guerrero. Chair: Danielle Arets.

"Technology offers many people the opportunity to participate in society. Technology as enabler of accessibility. The practice is different. The paradox of technology is that, despite the possibilities, the instrument is often used to control, manage, and homogenize society. Contact lists on smartphones consist for 95% of people looking like us. Algorithms still produce stereotypes, seemingly farfetched, but stubborn nonetheless. Conscious human feedback is needed to realize a digital society that is as diverse as real life."