There were no arrests made during the women's march in DC, or at sister marches in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, or in dozens of the other participating cities across the country and around the world. Learn more about peaceful protest in this week's #MLTalks event: Building a Toolbox for Nonviolent Resistence, with Jamila Raqib and Joi Ito, 1/25 at 3pm. [ Mitsha.re Link ] #MLTalks
“One of the risks [of] the lack of diversity in engineers is that it’s not intuitive which questions you should be asking.” Media Lab Director Joi Ito and Center for Civic Media researcher Joy Buolamwini describe the difficulties of working with facial-recognition software when you don’t look like the person who programmed it.
Research from Google, the MIT Media Lab, and others suggests that “automated machine learning” may accelerate #AI, by developing machine learning software that can program similar software more effectively.
Thinking about Thinking about Seymour: On 1/26, watch a livestream of a day-long symposium celebrating the ideas and research of Seymour Papert, pioneer of Constructivist learning and founding faculty member at the Media Lab.
On 1/25 at 3pm, join Joi Ito and Jamila Raqib, director of the Albert Einstein Institute, as they discuss using nonviolent resistance to fight oppression, and creating a system to analyze and communicate techniques of resistance and defense to diverse groups of people. #MLTalks
"Inclusive participation matters. And, by being visible in STEM, I hope to inspire the next generation of stargazers." MIT News features Civic Media student Joy Buolamwini, who won the Search for Hidden Figures contest with her Algorithmic Justice League. She plans to use the $50K scholarship money toward building "bias-busting" machine-learning tools.