researcher who made a tool

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Joined March 2016
Rumman Chowdhury retweeted
"Visibility these days seems to somehow equate to success. Do not be afraid to disappear. From it. From us. For awhile. And see what comes to you in the silence." Michaela Coel
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Rumman Chowdhury retweeted
All #tech should abide by #HumanRights, especially #AI. Rights apply online just as offline. #ROAM_X @UNESCO
👇 which is why #audits must include the voice of the workers in workplace #algorithms. Values are inheritently political, debatable. ➕all audits must include #HumanRights assessments. They are absolute rights, non negotiable and therefore fundamental. @mathbabedotorg
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BREAKING: Communication Studies have been demonstrating this for almost 70 years but no one paid attention so now people without expertise get to pretend they discovered it.
Young people are more likely to believe and pass on misinformation if they feel a sense of common identity with the person who shared it in the first place. This research has lessons for all of us. trib.al/Ultp5oB
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Rumman Chowdhury retweeted
Have you seen this graphic in @Abebab et al 2021!?! It provides a striking look into the values of ML/AI research. Notice the red and blue text. That's where human social / ethical concerns begin. This meta-analysis is worth meditating on. #digitalhumanities should pick this up.
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Being held hostage by mothra
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Rumman Chowdhury retweeted
Okay, my last tweet today about @hypervisible, but there’s something pretty amazing that deserves mention. @WillOremus wrote a beautiful piece about Chris. Chris is so decent & kind that it didn’t seem to generate a single negative comment…on Twitter! What a testament to him. 💙
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New research from MIT, Oxford busts popular myths about innovation: 🦸Myth of the superhero innovator -- turns out they don't matter that much ⚛The breakthrough myth -- over span of decades, progress = remarkably steady 💻Myth of driver of Moore's Law wsj.com/articles/new-researc…
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Rumman Chowdhury retweeted
As I talk about in @proginequality, many US & UK women took their oath of secrecy so seriously that they took all stories about their war work to the grave, never even telling family. They are remembered as “secretaries” because that was their officially-imposed cover story:
To her grave, my grandmother always insisted she was just a government secretary during WWII but her children always suspected she was one of the “Code Girls.” After her death, we found this in her papers.
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Rumman Chowdhury retweeted
A great advocate and champion for justice, the amazing Dr. @hypervisible -- whom I learn from and appreciate so much. ♥️
"Automating that racist thing is not going to make it less racist." I wrote about @hypervisible and why he matters, with a little help from @ruchowdh, @BostonJoan, and @safiyanoble. washingtonpost.com/technolog…
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A geofence warrant made a suspect out of Zachary McCoy for simply going on a bike ride after Google gave police his location info. Now Google is seeing more geofence warrants than ever. 1 problem? It's so new that some lawyers don't know how to fight them theguardian.com/us-news/2021…
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Oh I sorted this out when I was like 10. I’d be a Q
What would you do if you could do anything ANYTHING
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Wait are we limited by reality here
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i absolutely love, learn from and have so much respect for @hypervisible and am thrilled to see his scholarship amplified. I hope funders act accordingly as he’s 1000% the type of leadership we need in this space co-designing research and discourse with the community. Go Detroit!
“It’s an irony of the world Silicon Valley has constructed that an otherwise obscure rhetoric and composition teacher with a Twitter habit could emerge as one of its sharpest foils.” Thank you @WillOremus for this profile on @hypervisible washingtonpost.com/technolog…
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