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As Workers Are Increasingly Treated Like Robots Where Will The Breaking Point Be?

Workers today are increasingly being treated like robots. The data revolution that has led to unprecedented efficiency in companies' digital…

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FiveThirtyEight: Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Was Mentioned Most In The News Last Week?

FiveThirtyEight's latest weekly roundup of the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.

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A Reminder That 'Fake News' Is An Information Literacy Problem – Not A Technology Problem

Beneath all "fake news," misinformation, disinformation, digital falsehoods and foreign influence lies society's failure to teach its citizenry information literacy:…

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The Rise Of 'Fake News' Coincides With Society Outsourcing Its Thinking To Algorithms

We no longer actively explore the informational landscape, we passively await the decisions of algorithms to tell us what to…

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Automatic Image Captioning And Why Not Every AI Problem Can Be Solved Through More Data

Automated image captioning offers a cautionary reminder that not every problem can be solved merely by throwing more training data…

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Building Better Deep Learning Requires New Approaches Not Just Bigger Data

Today's deep learning algorithms are simply too primitive to encode the complex subjective and semantic decision-making processes that underlie many…

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Facebook's ALT Tags Remind Us That Deep Learning Still Sees Images As Keywords

Facebook's image outage earlier this week offered the general public a brief glimpse at how today's deep learning algorithms "see"…

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Why Do We Fix AI Bias But Ignore Accessibility Bias?

In stark contrast with the enormous resources being poured into combating AI bias, accessibility bias has received little attention, reminding…

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Facebook's Image Outage Reminds Us How Bad Social Media Accessibility Really Is

Facebook's brief image outage earlier this week exposed the general public just how bad accessibly really is in our modern…

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We Are Now The Product Even If We Pay For A Service

Paying money for a product or service no longer grants us privacy. Whether something is provided free of charge or…

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Twitter Can Now Censor the President

Last week Twitter announced that it would no longer exempt most tweets by government officials from its rules regarding what…

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FiveThirtyEight: Media Outlets Paid Way More Attention To Kamala Harris After The Debate

FiveThirtyEight's latest weekly roundup of the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.

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A Reminder That Our Data-Driven Results Depend On What Data We Look At

The fact that the same analysis can yield wildly different findings simply by changing which of the supposedly interchangeable datasets…

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CJR: MSNBC Public Editor: In (and Out) Of The Tank For Joe Biden

Columbia Journalism Review's Public Editor for MSNBC Maria Bustillos uses the TV Explorer to report on MSNBC's coverage of the…

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As The World Becomes More Data-Driven Humans Are Overruling Our Algorithms

Companies are increasingly manually adjusting their algorithms either to address certain kinds of bias or to make outputs more in…

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Could Buying A Driverless Car In The Future Mean Selecting Its Ethical Values Too?

As fully autonomous driverless cars eventually reach our roadways, could future car buyers have to weigh the ethical design and…

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Algorithms And Data Construct 'Truth,' Not Discover It

The data-driven revolution is prefaced upon the idea that data and algorithms can lead companies away from biased human judgement…

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The Mythical False Narrative Of Data-Driven Analysis

As companies confront biased or uncomfortable outcomes from their data-driven analyses, they increasingly seek to manually intervene, overriding their data-driven…

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Dynamic Sampling Of Video To Imagery For Deep Learning

Dynamic sampling can help optimize the conversion of videos into sampled still image sequences for optimized analysis and even non-consumptive…

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Using Machine Learning To Move Fact Checking From Articles To Claims

Could natural language processing help transform the way in which fact checking results are applied, flagging the individual sentences within…

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Is There Such A Thing As Objective Truth In Data Or Is It All In The Eye Of The Beholder?

As data science increasingly reinserts human judgement over algorithmic purity and as the digital ecosystem reverses from its brief objective…

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FiveThirtyEight: Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Was Mentioned Most In The News Last Week?

FiveThirtyEight's latest weekly roundup of the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.

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For Mobile Users Ad-Supported 'Free' Sites Cost Them Real Money

We think of today's ad-supported Web as "free" in which we barter our privacy in exchange for access to valuable…

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What If Web Browsers Told Us How Much The 'Free' Web Was Costing Us?

What might it look like if our browsers and mobile devices actually tallied the privacy and monetary cost of online…