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Be nice

It’s not always easy, being nice. Especially when we’re feeling anything but nice. But please, let’s do the right thing and put in a little bit of emotional labour to check ourselves. Because if we don’t, we may not get a second chance. (Had read too many badly written, caustic e-mails today. […]

Machine Learning and the New Racism

Scary stuff, but something I think we’re already deeply mired in: Physiognomy’s New Clothes (the new racism, courtesy of machine learning). Reminds me of the book Weapons of Math Destruction, which also highlighted many important points about the problems with “runaway” algorithms, which not only face the danger of falling into […]