1. Company Woman

Ravi and Amaia work as data analysts for a large tech company. Although the two met at work, they’ve since become close friends and frequently spend time together outside of the workplace. Recently their work trajectories have diverged: Amaia is Read More »


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Case 3: Liver Allocation

3. Liver Allocation In the United States, organ transplants, including liver transplants, are coordinated by a non-profit called the United Network for Organ Sharing. Given that donated organs have a limited time frame for their viability, the U.S. is divided Read More »


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5. Dear Diary

Genevieve remembers when her sister Nico first got together with Tomas, one of Genevieve’s best friends. It was a little strange at first, but it was also pretty great. Genevieve was gratified to see two of her favorite people so Read More »


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Case 6: Fake Followers

6. Fake Followers Think of some of the athletes, musicians, actors, political figures, or businesses you most admire. Chances are, at least some of them have paid companies to generate followers, “likes,” and comments for their social media accounts. So Read More »


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Case 7: Love Drugs

7. Love Drugs Romantic love has long been considered an emotional experience that arises in mysterious and unpredictable ways between people who are attracted to one another naturally. It can be overwhelming, fleeting, star-crossed, or long-lasting—but we typically think of Read More »


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Case 8: Deextinction

8. De-extinction The possibility of reviving extinct species is often explored in science fiction, perhaps most famously in Jurassic Park. Although there is still a long way to go before humans can bring back dinosaurs, scientists have had a considerable Read More »


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Case 9: Picnic Nit-Pick

9. Picnic Nit-Pick? Randy is enjoying a community picnic. Close by, some neighborhood kids are crowded around Lisa, age seven, who is easily beating one second-grader after another in chess. As she continues to quickly dispatch her opponents, and as Read More »


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Case 12: Data Violence

12. Data Violence As more of human life is controlled or guided by computer algorithms, there is growing concern about various biases that these algorithms encode, and the real-world implications of such biases. For example, in 2015 a black developer Read More »


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Case 13: Tsk, Tsk, Tusk Tusk

13. Tsk Tsk, Tusk Tusk1 The World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that poachers kill 100,000 elephants each year for their tusks. International criminal syndicates carry out much of this poaching using sophisticated military equipment, which makes the problem nearly Read More »


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Case 14: Shhhh!

14. Shhhh! Teddy is a nurse who works at a small hospital. One of his patients, Carol, is a terminally ill woman on life support. Over the past week, Carol’s health has rapidly declined; even with the aid of life Read More »


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