Digital Discrimination, Equity, and Inclusion

Muciri believes that the world cannot take digital inclusion for granted.

In various and varied forms, technology is being used with increasing frequency across all aspects of life. For example, algorithms are a series of instructions that tell a machine what to do. Algorithms are being used, more and more, in the decision-making of financial institutions, including determining whether a loan should be approved and what rates of interest are offered to borrowers. Algorithms are not inherently neutral and reflect and magnify their human creators’ biases and the flaws in the datasets they rely upon. 

However, algorithms are not all bad. When consciously tailored to reduce biases, algorithms can outperform humans to provide equitable and fair outcomes.

For technology to do good, for it to include rather than exclude, reach equitable decisions, be race-blind, ethnicity-blind, class-blind, gender-blind, and sexuality-blind, technology need not be particularly advanced. It need only have been designed thoughtfully by humans deliberately seeking those results.

Muciri was established on the belief that a system of knowledge is only as good as its strongest critics. For technology to develop and embrace its positive potential fully, it needs strong critics and ready challengers.

Muciri is here to support clients who seek to challenge failed technological designs so that, as a society, we can hold technology accountable to our highest ideals.

If you have been subject to digital discrimination or digital exclusion or are working on projects advancing digital inclusion and looking for legal partners, please make an appointment to chat with us today.