…pand training data to eliminate blind spots, like the Diversity in Faces dataset, are a good start. Tools like AI Fairness 360 that help data scientists identify bias in their models are helpful. And expertise in checking for and mitigating from groups like the Algorithmic Justice League is essential to putting these tools to work effectively.
Behaviors, motivations, and contexts are often correlated with demographics, but demographics do not determine behavior. And until someone manages to install a toll gate directly on a synaptic pathway, behavior is what businesses make money from. College students in America are likely to be between the ages of 18–24, so if you are designing a s…
Incentives are a tricky topic. You do have to offer an incentive, that is some form of payment in exchange for the participant’s time. However, it’s essential that participants have a genuine preexisting attachment to the topic or task you are interested in, rather than those who are primarily seeking out opportunities to participate in research for additional income.
Earth system disruption does not inevitably result in destabilisation of human systems. But if human systems refuse to engage and adapt to those disruptions, then they will be destabilised. As long as Britain, Europe and their citizens continue to obsess myopically on the symptoms rather than the causes, we will be incapable of responding meaningfully to those causes. Instead, we will fight with each other manically about the symptoms, while the ground beneath our feet continues to unravel.