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Caitlin Hudon👩🏼‍💻
"[if you experience miscarriage] there is no power on earth that can unsubscribe you from the ad tracking that pregnant women get." Incredibly moving argument on the human nature of data science and the problem with ML algorithms from at
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Kevin Twohy 2 Mar 18
Being on Social Media after the unexpected death of a loved one made me think differently about “outliers” in ML models.
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Kevin Twohy 2 Mar 18
e.g. “Remember This Moment!” with a large photo of your deceased loved one at the top of your feed on page load.
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Whisperity 2 Mar 18
I think this is exactly why Facebook is eventually implemented the manual disable of events related to certain people or dates.
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Kevin Twohy 3 Mar 18
It is. Unfortunately they are pretty blunt tools.
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Todd Ebersviller 3 Mar 18
The lack of consumer control over data collected about them is highlighted perfectly here. Powerful example that I won’t forget anytime soon.
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Amanda Debler 3 Mar 18
The German hospital I went to when a very wanted pregnancy turned out to be ectopic had the sensitivity to put me far from the maternity ward; online marketing... not so much.
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Kim M.Sc.E.🚀🌱🥋🏳️‍🌈🌈♻️ 3 Mar 18
U.S., but same. Not sure what ward I was in, but it was not maternity.
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Doron Sherman 🥑 TLV | cloudinary.rocks/MDE 3 Mar 18
Are humans who design ML algorithms in urgent need of ethics and EQ training or what? Technology is clearly far ahead and frequently rushed unchecked without proper considerations.
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zeldman 4 Mar 18
May I recommend 2 great books that touch on this? Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Design for Real Life by &
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Laur Connor 3 Mar 18
I reached out to various companies trying to get alcohol ads shut off for my account when I got sober... Found myself reading a lot of books that first year 😕
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Laur Connor 3 Mar 18
Don't get me wrong, books are great but so are options and not feeling alienated by so-called personalization. I keep this in mind in my work always as a data scientist
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Travis Williams 3 Mar 18
I returned home after my wife and daughter both died in childbirth and received ads for baby portraits, formula, and diapers for months. Each one a painful reminder of the empty home I was returning to. Fortunately, I now have an amazing partner and a beautiful baby at home.
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Arley Cruthers (McNeney) 2 Mar 18
I have definitely had the experience of a pregnancy carrying on digitally without me and it's so weird to think of this wanted child living only in the minds of advertisers.
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Rebecca Rosenberg 3 Mar 18
I get so many emails from and saying ‘your baby is x old’ and it always makes me think ‘What if he wasn’t?’ It should be illegal. has a lot to say on this.
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Hannah Fry 3 Mar 18
I entirely agree.. Would love to know your thoughts on this . (I'm writing a piece on irresponsible uses of data at the moment). Would you be up for chatting?
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Emanuil Tolev 2 Mar 18
Reminds me of "Consequences of an Insightful Algorithm" by , one of the most impactful talks I've seen. . Excited to watch Heidi's talk!
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anti fascist moose friend 2 Mar 18
I still get ads in my FB for products my deceased fiance used, or things we talked about. Sometimes it's comforting, a weird *ping* from him from the other side. Sometimes it feels less good.
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foca 3 Mar 18
A great book on the subject of algorithms as they intersect with inclusivity and sensitivity is “Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech” by
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