Meta disbands responsible innovation team, wants to spend resources on solving specific problems

time:2022-12-08 07:52:44 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Hard disk
Meta disbands responsible innovation team, wants to spend resources on solving specific problems

IT House September 9 news, with the continuous development of technology, the technological innovation of many technology companies has begun to have an impact on society. In this context, the concept of "responsible innovation" has emerged. Its main content is to closely integrate corporate social responsibility with technological innovation, and to effectively evaluate and influence all aspects of technological innovation from an ethical perspective, so as to ensure the success of technological innovation achievements. Sustainability and social acceptability. Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has disbanded the responsible innovation team it set up a few years ago and was a key part of Mate’s efforts to address potential negative issues with its product, The Wall Street Journal reported today. Mate’s Responsible Innovation team is reported to be made up of dozens of engineers, ethicists and others who work with product teams inside the company, privacy experts outside the company, academics and users to discover the company’s products, including Facebook and VR. headsets) and take action to prevent potential negative impacts from becoming a reality. Meta spokesman Eric Porterfield said that Mate remains committed to responsible innovation, but the company believes it is better to let each product division handle its own problems, rather than having a single team address issues related to responsible innovation across the company. As for the people on the team, he said that most of them will continue to do similar work in other parts of Meta, but there is no guarantee that all will be able to stay. The spokesperson also said that Mate believes product design resources are best spent on teams solving specific problems. Zvika Krieger, a former Meta employee and head of the responsible innovation team, said in an interview that the responsible innovation team had special support from Michael Schroepfer, Meta's former chief technology officer, who announced his departure last year. As for the specific work of the responsible innovation team, he said the team contributed to the decision not to allow Facebook's dating app to filter search results by ethnicity. IT House has learned that on September 5 this year, a spokesman for the Irish data privacy regulator said that after an investigation into the social network Instagram's handling of children's data, the Irish data privacy regulator has agreed to impose a record penalty on it. 405 million euros (about 2.782 billion yuan) in fines. Specifically, Instagram allowed these child users to run business accounts that prompted them to disclose their phone numbers and/or email addresses, in violation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

(Responsible editor:Monitor)

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