Episode 56: The Fowl Ward

Graycen and Alison talk about the databases that can make AI racist, and about why it was a bad idea to have sex in London in the 18th century. Then they interview astrophysicist Jimmy Negus about the scale model of our solar system on CU Boulder’s campus, and why it’s due for an upgrade.

MIT takes down racist, sexist image dataset used for training AIs

  • Research preprint: Vinay Uday Prabhu & Abeba Birhane, Arxiv, 1 July 2020
  • Article about Tiny Images: Katyanna Quach, The Register, 1 July 2020
  • Article about ImageNet: Katyanna Quach, The Register, 23 October 2019
  • Post-mortem on ImageNet Roulette: Kate Crawford & Trevor Paglin

Don’t have sex in London in the 1700s

  • Article: David Nield, Science Alert, 11 July 2020
  • Research paper: Simon Szreter & Kevin Siena, The Economic History Review, 1 July 2020

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