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Keepod Unite is a Portable Lightweight Operating System

Keepod Unite is a Portable Lightweight Operating System

The advancements in technology have been growing at rapid speeds. It seems like technology is everywhere, but in reality it’s not. There still are many people in the world, in poor and remote countries, who do not have access to personal computers. This is where Keepod Unite, a $7 USB drive that contains its own personal operating system, really comes in handy. It’s a fully functional desktop operating system that runs right directly from a USB device.

With Keepod Unite, old and discarded computers can be refurbished and shared among various users, giving everyone around the world access to their own personal computer. This portable lightweight operating system is easy to use and very secure. You won’t have to worry about leaving a footprint on the host computer; passwords and sensitive data are never left behind.

This Indiegogo project needs your help in order to help bring refurbished PCs to Mathare, Nairobi. If you want to help be sure to share the project with friends. The Indiegogo page is also full of pertinent information that you won’t find in the video, such as what’s included in the operating system, system highlights, how it differs from Linux LiveUSB systems and much more.

Keepod Unite | Indiegogo

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

Does technology have all the answers?

This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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Creating technological solutions transparently

This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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Technology as the connecting tool

Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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