An important, behemoth of a story here, courtesy of The Nation, that highlights the growing effort at many universities – including Cornell, and at Cornell Computing and Information Science specifically – to educate the next generation of designers and makers on tech ethics.
This work is happening outside of the classroom, too. Our own Solon Barocas gets a nice shout-out here with the Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*) in Machine Learning group he cofounded in 2014.
From the article: "More than ever, Barocas says, students are motivated to combine their interest in social change with their interest in computing. As compared with even just a few years when he was in graduate school, there is now a much clearer path for them to do so."