Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

Teaching the ethics of data science through immersive video

June 8, 2023

By Sandi Mulconry, School of Industrial and Labor Relations

This spring, students in a data science class faced a challenging dilemma: Should they launch a facial recognition application that let unemployed people access their benefits – even though it often locked out women and people of color? And what would it feel like to be one of those users, facing eviction the next day because she couldn’t get her unemployment benefits?

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