As software developers, we are cogs in the machine of the new world we are building, but we aren’t mindless. We can make an impact, and we can influence the products we build. If we don’t, we cannot wash our hands of the outcomes, saying, “I was just doing what I was told.”
The algorithms we design and the data we feed to the models we train are all influenced by our own experiences and biases. We have to be aware of those biases at play and mitigate them by working with a diverse team.