Finding knowledge and information is becoming an almost trivial task on the web. Understanding its value, the credibility and perspective of its source, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly problematic. Technology lags behind when it comes to providing users with proper tools. READ MORE
— In the media: Will Artificial Intelligence learn to be biased?
Last week Motherboard published an article featuring a paper by PhD student Emiel van Miltenburg. (Later also published by the Dutch Motherboard.) Van Miltenburg found that the data that is commonly used to train automatic image description systems contain stereotypes and biases, leading to the question whether computers will be biased, too. Illustration from Stereotyping READ MORE
— Jun. 05 2015: ExProM Workshop
Workshop Extra-Propositional Aspects of Meaning (ExProM) in Computational Linguistics June 5, 2015. Collocated with NAACL 2015, Denver, CO, USA http://www.cse.unt.edu/exprom2015/ During the last decade, semantic representation of text has focused on extracting propositional meaning, i.e., capturing who does what to whom, when and where. Several corpora are available, and existing tools extract this kind of READ MORE