Sunday, February 11, 2018

A 35% failure rate at guessing your gender if you are female with a dark complexion?

A 35% failure rate at guessing your gender if you are female with a dark complexion? A.I.s should be better at this! But some are trained with sample data skewed ‘more than 75 percent male and more than 80 percent white,’ so...

I love the algorithmic accountability and justice projects!

#artificialintelligence #tech #bias
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/technology/facial-recognition-race-artificial-intelligence.html

Sunday, February 4, 2018

No moody skateboarding.


No moody skateboarding.

I’ve always admired this theater as I zipped past on a bus, but every visit to photograph it when I was in the area...

I’ve always admired this theater as I zipped past on a bus, but every visit to photograph it when I was in the area was in gloomy weather... until this week.

#moorisharchitecture #terracotta
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DpgaWOsUkJVG0Ro03

Thursday, February 1, 2018

'Class-passing': how do you learn the rules of being rich?

'Class-passing': how do you learn the rules of being rich?

Oh, this article!!

“In Atlanta, Baird managed to get a place at one of the better public schools, the one where rich white kids went. At first they told his mom there was no room; there literally wasn’t a spare desk. “So she got on the bus to Home Depot and bought a desk,” Baird remembers. “She dragged it back to the school and said, ‘You can just stick the desk in a corner of one of a classroom and my son will sit there. He’s extremely well behaved.’ And they said ‘OK’.”

#class #socialmobility #americanmyths
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/01/poor-americans-poverty-rich-class?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other