According to Paul Lewis, “Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie says the company tried to replicate Kosinski’s work for ‘psychological warfare’.” On July 14, 2017, Russian leaders flew Michal Kosinski to Moscow to meet “Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and several members of his cabinet.” Kosinski presented them his “groundbreaking research into technology, mass persuasion and artificial intelligence (AI) – research that… Continue reading "Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Racism"
Hidden Figures is a book by Margot Lee Shetterly turned into a movie based on the story of black women working at NASA in the 1950s space race between the US and the former Soviet Union (USSR). Representation matters! As a young girl, I remember that my pediatrician, a West Indian woman, encouraged my mom to put us in science programs. She… Continue reading "Tips for Girls’ Success in STEM"
It’s Friday afternoon and I can’t stay awake, so I make a caffeine run. In the elevator, four guys are talking about the dongle joke and the developer evangelist. Being tech illiterate, I assume it is in reference to another religious leader caught in a sex scandal. If only that were the case. I return to my desk and google… Continue reading "From Sheryl Sandberg to Adria Richards"