Ethics and Bias in Computers – Resources

Prepared by Prof. Elizabeth Milonas in the Department of Computer Systems Technology, this list of resources may be of use for faculty teaching in the computer-related disciplines who wish to address ethics and bias from an inclusive perspective.


  1. TED Talks:
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  1. Journal Articles
  • Sandvig, Christian, Kevin Hamilton, Karrie Karahalios, and Cedric Langbort. “When the Algorithm Itself is a Racist: Diagnosisng Ethical Harm in the Basic Components of Software.” International Journal of Communication 10 (2016), 4972-4990. Available:
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  1. Videos:
  1. Articles:
  • Gardner, Carolyn Caffey. “Teaching Algorithmic Bias in a Credit-Bearing Course.” International Information & Library Review 51, no. 4 (2019): 321-327.
  • “The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics.”Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) Computer Ethics Institute. 2011. Available:
  1. Book:
  • O’Neil, Cathy. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. First edition. New York: Crown, 2016. (Available at the City Tech Library, call number QA76.9 .B45 O64 2017)
  1. Websites

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