Where are the values? locating and reasoning 25 years on

Alan Dix

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The author's work in the early 1990s identified issues of privacy and bias in complex data processing and blackbox machine learning algorithms. Although some of these have taken time to emerge, they are now major societal issues. This early work has direct lessons, but also suggests that we need to look widely in the way computer systems are designed, produced and deployed to understand the way values become embedded in code. In addition we need new ways to reason about values, both in code and society at large.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValues in Computing, Proceedings of the CHI 2017 Workshop
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2017
EventValues in Computing Workshop at CHI 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 7 May 20177 May 2017


ConferenceValues in Computing Workshop at CHI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • machine learning
  • social values
  • Privacy
  • discrimination


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