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Does 'Name And Shame' Really Work For Fighting AI Bias Or Is It All Economics?

Name and shame campaigns work where companies see economic value in gaining valuable new customer bases or where fixes are…

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If The Government Doesn't Care About Accessibility Why Should It Care About AI Bias?

The quarter century of indifference towards accessibility issues on the web should give pause to those who hope AI bias…

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Why Don't We Create A Public Works Initiative To Create Unbiased Data For AI?

Biased AI comes from biased data and an unwillingness by AI companies to pay for good data. What if we…

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DeepMind's AlphaStar Reminds Us That AI Is Still Dependent On Human Creativity

Successful AI applications don't achieve their accuracy or robustness through training data alone, but rather through the creativity of their…

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Social Media Analytics Is Failing As Social Media Becomes More Visual

As the web evolves from its textual roots towards a visual-first world, it is increasingly becoming inaccessible to the deep…

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How Instagram Democracy Is Leaving Accessibility And Inclusiveness Behind

Democracies are intended to represent all their citizens, but as the public squares through which we interact with our leaders…

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Our Biased Web: Why Don't We Care About Making The Web Accessible For All?

Making the web accessible within the limits of today's technology is seen as being in direct conflict with the rich…

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The Media's BuzzFeeding Frenzy: Tracking the Cohen Story

The Washington Post described the strange events of last week best: "BuzzFeed and 'if true': The day when no one…

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As Shutdown Grinds On, Attention Rises But 'Trump' Wanes

At the beginning of this month, media coverage about, and search interest in, the U.S. government shutdown were both trending…

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Why Is AI And Machine Learning So Biased? The Answer Is Simple Economics

Biased training datasets and homogeneous workforces are contributing factors to AI bias, but the far bigger driving force is the…

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The Problem With Fact Checking Whether ISIS Is 'Defeated'

Today a PolitiFact fact check caught my eye: "Mike Pence wrong that ISIS has been defeated." Assigned a rating of…

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WashPost: On Fox, A Lot More Discussion Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Than Steve King

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores television network coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez versus Steve King. Read The Full Article.

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United's Apple Disclosure Reminds Us About The Value Of Offline Data

How long it will take for the companies we do business with in the offline world, from our grocery stores…

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A Reminder That Machine Learning Is About Correlations Not Causation

Lost amongst the hype and hyperbole surrounding machine learning today, especially deep learning, is the critical distinction between correlation and…

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Why Machine Learning Needs Semantics Not Just Statistics

A critical distinction between machines and humans is the way in which we reason about the world: humans through high…

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Is Ocasio-Cortez's Media Star Already Losing Its Luster?

Since achieving overnight stardom last June, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a news and social media darling of the left,…

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DOC 2.0 API Now Supports NEAR and REPEAT Operators

We're excited to announce that the DOC 2.0 API now supports two new search operators: NEAR and REPEAT. The NEAR operator…

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We Need to Know More About Facebook and the Fact Checkers

One of the great ironies of the fact-checking enterprise is that despite their mission to bring transparency and truth to…

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In The Cloud Era Why Do Government Websites Still Go Dark During Shutdowns?

Why does the US Government still disable websites during shutdowns? Compared with a year ago, more agency websites have remained…

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WashPost: Why U.S. Universities Are Shutting Down China-Funded Confucius Institutes

A piece in today's Washington Post's Monkey Cage uses GDELT to explore media tone towards China and its Confucius Institutes….

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Chicago Tribune Summarizes RealClearPolitics Blue Wave Commentary

Page 13 of today's print edition of the Chicago Tribune includes an excerpted summary of the RealClearPolitics commentary "Media's 'Blue…

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Using 'Big Data' And AI To Understand The Patterns Of Our History And Tell Us About Our Future

Perhaps the ultimate contribution of the web will be to connect us not through our social media platforms, but rather…

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A Conflict Timeline Of Syria 1979-2019

When we first launched the GDELT Analysis Service, one of the early visualizations we released was our Conflict Timeline, which…

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Why Are We Still Using Keyword Searches Half A Century Later?

One of the most remarkable but forgotten stories of the digital revolution is that for all the change wrought by…