Tag: gay-rights

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medium.com > Alexander Todorov, Blaise Agüera y Arcas and Margaret Mitchell
Do algorithms reveal sexual orientation or just expose our stereotypes?
11 jan. 2018 - A study claiming that artificial intelligence can infer sexual orientation from facial images caused a media uproar in the Fall of 2017. The Economist featured this work on the cover of their September 9th magazine; on the other hand two major LGBTQ organizations, The Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD, immediately labeled it “junk science”. Michal Kosinski, who co-authored the study with fellow researcher Yilun Wang, initially expressed surprise, calling the critiques “knee-jerk” reactions. However, he then proceeded to make even bolder claims: that such AI algorithms will soon be able to measure the intelligence, political orientation, and criminal inclinations of people from their facial images alone.
 · artificial-intelligence · gay-rights · machine-learning · not-read

medium.com > Jacob Metcalf
“The study has been approved by the IRB”: Gayface AI, research hype and the pervasive data ethics gap
30 nov. 2017 - Just as it has changed the methods of science and engineering, the tools of large scale data analytics have caused major shifts in how we judge the ethical consequences of scientific research. And our current methods are not keeping up. Historically, research ethics has been animated by a core set of questions, such as how do you decide if a scientific experiment is justified given the potential risks and benefits to the people being studied, or to society at large? How do you track who has to bear those risks and who gets the benefits?
 · data-ethics · data-science · gay-rights · machine-learning · project-hva · research-ethics

decorrespondent.nl > Valentijn de Hingh
Homoacceptatie in het voetbal begint bij de jongetjes op het veld
6 oct. 2020 - Scheidsrechter John Blankenstein (1949-2006) was als een van de eersten in het profvoetbal openlijk gay. Zijn zus Karin Blankenstein zet zich in voor de acceptatie van LHBTI’ers in de sport. Haar stelling: je kan beter bij de jonge amateurs beginnen dan wachten op profspelers die uit de kast komen. ‘In je eigen vereniging iemand als voorbeeld hebben, dát maakt pas echt een verschil.’
 · gay-rights · homophobia · journalism · soccer

bijnaderinzien.com > Lisa van de Voort
Waarom de ‘woke’ grapjes van Bol.com dubbel problematisch zijn
1 oct. 2020 - Vorige maand kondigde Bol.com aan dat het bedrijf stopt met het aanbieden van producten waarop de beeltenis van zwarte piet te zien is. Zonder twijfel een stap richting een betere samenleving en een fijne mijlpaal voor activisten die al ruim tien jaar bezig zijn met de strijd tegen zwarte piet. Bol.com was zelf ook erg blij met de beslissing en maakte aan de lopende band gevatte grapjes op Twitter als reactie op mensen die zich niet in de beslissing konden vinden.
 · aspirational-class · black-struggle · bol-com · cultural-capitalism · gay-rights · hema · wokewashing

thecorrespondent.com > Felix Light, Francesca Musiani, Jenny Lee and Morgan Meaker
Why is Covid-19 surveillance tech welcomed in some countries but rejected in others?
17 sep. 2020 - Moscow’s high-tech battle against the pandemic turned into a public health disaster, but there was no protest. In France, there was widespread resistance to coronavirus tracking tech, but South Koreans gave up some privacy to prevent widespread lockdown. Why do some countries reject corona surveillance tech more than others?
 · collectivism · corruption · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · drones · facial-recognition · france · gay-rights · mers · privacy · resistance · russia · smart-cities · south-korea · surveillance

www.nybooks.com > Jerome Groopman
Lessons from the Worst Years of AIDS
24 sep. 2020 - In the summer of 1982, as a young oncologist at the University of California at Los Angeles, I developed a hacking cough, fever, and loss of appetite. After a few weeks the symptoms did not abate, and I contacted my internist, who ordered a chest X-ray and blood tests. The X-ray showed a patchy pneumonia, and the blood tests an inflamed liver. I underwent more extensive testing, but no diagnosis could be made. I feared that I had AIDS.
 · conspiracy-thinking · covid-19 · gay-rights · hiv-aids

www.nybooks.com > David Cole
The Court’s Declarations of Independence
20 aug. 2020 - When the Supreme Court’s 2019–2020 term opened last October, with LGBTQ discrimination, gun rights, abortion, immigration, and state funding of religious schools on the docket, it promised to be both controversial and deeply partisan. The Court then added cases on whether President Trump could block Congress and a grand jury from obtaining his personal financial records, and whether employers who objected to contraception on religious grounds could refuse to provide their employees with insurance that paid for it. This was Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s second term on the Court, and it afforded a real test of how his replacement of the more moderate Anthony Kennedy would alter the Court’s character. Republicans, who had long made picking “reliable” conservative justices a priority, were eager to reap their rewards.
 · abortion-rights · gay-rights · united-states · us-supreme-court