So, if there is one secret to take from today, it should be this: there should be no secrets. Collaboration means transparency. It means bringing down the walls, sitting together, talking, disagreeing, coming to a consensus, and moving forward every single day. One team with a shared objective, knowing that success isn’t achieved by one person or one discipline getting their own way, but that the team is greater than the sum of its parts.
…a question to ask you: is there a better way? I want to challenge you to think about this question. Many of us are lucky enough to work on really interesting problems, with really smart people, but we subject ourselves to a model that basically eliminates any opportunity for you to do your best work. We owe it ourselves and those around us to solve this problem.
The result of the actions by designers quickly encroaches on that of machines, and as we progress further into the world of machine learning and artificial intelligence we need to ensure that pre-existing models and shortcuts are not designed into the technology. A problem with the evolution of these systems is that algorithms are being created with the inventors’ unconscious biases: Once systems are created, the test subjects are often internal subjects or recruits with similar backgrounds to the creators, therefore the voice or learning program becomes more receptive to that uniform group. The same goes for language.