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Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head12 Oct 11:22am

Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head

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Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformation Technology companies need to diversify their hiring practices to include more people from backgrounds in philosophy and psychology if they want to tackle the problem of misinformation online, the head of one of the biggest internet charities has warned. Mitchell Baker, head of the Mozilla Foundation, has warned that hiring employees who mainly come from Stem – science, technology, engineering and maths – will produce a new generation of technologists with the same blindspots as those who are currently in charge, a move that will “come back to bite us”.
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