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She/her. Researching the political economy of AI.

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Better than Cirque du Soleil."The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) announced this week that the UvA has been sel… https://t.co/4PSi5NTbFv1 billion euros " to employing at least 800 researchers, to training 5,000 bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students, t… https://t.co/icvp5P3gXx"Under the banner ‘AI technology for people’, leading knowledge institutions in Amsterdam have committed themselves… https://t.co/ESSQyRjVXG @whatcandicesays @sladner Thank you for this. I am currently researching the tech industry where numbers (especiall… https://t.co/wrKnkzGk86I don’t know who needs to hear this (it’s me, I need to hear it) but qualitative research is valid and important an… https://t.co/JYfYMcOQZy
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuThis is a really good, succinct summary of the key dividing line. Turns out, everything old is new again. The long-… https://t.co/IEOpxUajbh
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuHer name is Helena Gualinga and she is an Amazonian Kichwa. https://t.co/Mf4hUocI3L
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuHm, maybe if it wasn't such a boys club https://t.co/ae6KyA43aF
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuDespite a million "sobering" messages, VCs will continue on this consequence-free investment path in AI if the majo… https://t.co/c0518BSSR2"Venture capitalists sunk nearly $40 billion into AI and machine learning companies in 2018, roughly twice the figu… https://t.co/CsGnRZ9CwbIt’s 2019. Geographic diversity, too. 😔😔😔 https://t.co/x5RyNyh2BC
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuOpenStreetMap Foundation @openstreetmap just elected an all male board #gender #opensource #opendata #manels in boards.
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu✨New blog series by @mikorulez and @pa_wela on data empowerment: "By data empowerment, we mean the process where pe… https://t.co/jf3rQL8ZVr"... internet data costs will inevitably exclude those who can't afford data.. they cannot participate in political… https://t.co/y2KOU8mpWo
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @AINowInstitute 12. "Lawmakers should require informed consent for use of any personal data in health-related AI." @AINowInstitute 11. "Machine learning researchers should account for potential risks and harms and better document… https://t.co/KVahAee0Gu @AINowInstitute 10. "Algorithmic Impact Assessments must account for AI’s impact on climate, health, and geographic… https://t.co/LjDkh2slxU @AINowInstitute 9. "Lawmakers need to regulate the integration of public and private surveillance infrastructures.… https://t.co/J6aTt5cFPX @AINowInstitute 8. "States should craft expanded biometric privacy laws that regulate both public and private actors." @AINowInstitute 7. "Tech workers should have the right to know what they are building and to contest unethical or h… https://t.co/6jPoSOKMKU @AINowInstitute 6. "Disclosure should include notifications that allow developers and researchers to understand the… https://t.co/2T695uwN2c @AINowInstitute 5. "Governments should mandate public disclosure of the AI industry’s climate impact. Disclosure sh… https://t.co/SuXtwYIivH @AINowInstitute 4. "AI bias research should move beyond technical fixes to address the broader politics and consequences of AI’s use." @AINowInstitute 3. "The AI industry needs to make significant structural changes to address systemic racism, misogy… https://t.co/JxBmhdkcya @AINowInstitute 2. "Government and business should halt all use of facial recognition in sensitive social and polit… https://t.co/BycADlIy2F @AINowInstitute 1. "Regulators should ban the use of affect recognition [emotion recognition tech] in important dec… https://t.co/rZGzsdmNe9The @AINowInstitute 2019 report's recommendations on AI/tech are so necessary that I will thread them all. https://t.co/6QsF6t2S0j“@AINowInstitute want to see more regulation like the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) that allows… https://t.co/PoODGTzmE1“There remains little to no evidence that these new affect-recognition products have any scientific validity”… https://t.co/TvjYRmfT9p“According to the study [see below], Face++ deemed black players more “aggressive,” and Microsoft’s Face API classi… https://t.co/ZqJjXXs2ld“The [@AINowInstitute] report also points to a study which ran a set of NBA players’ photos through Face++ and Micr… https://t.co/PahndSxGQm“Emotion recognition technology, at best, promises to read commuters’ mental anguish and adjust subway cabin condit… https://t.co/FXbcfjfAhIomg https://t.co/axBShHdzeV
12/15
2019
The question at the core of the debate is whether a fairness fix even exists. The swelling backlash says it doesn'… https://t.co/WMcKUzXtae
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @math_rachel No, AI can’t “fix” human bias. But AI systems may help us to better understand ourselves, and the worl… https://t.co/aKrhTeBzM0
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuResearcher at #NeuripsAI4SocialGood: how could I take responsibility for my work, I don't know where my papers go &… https://t.co/wsmLFTb1Es
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuI used to scoff at the term ‘global citizen’, but now I understand the importance of it and building global coalitions.
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu"Finally, as a woman, every pain point you’ve experienced walking through daily life is an empire-building business… https://t.co/jqX3JNCX00A must-read on the coded patriarchy, women-centered innovation & the female driven economy. https://t.co/HgVrPSmbOw h/t @NiNanjira
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @ekoner @DFID_UK @johnthegeo @RoryADScott Congrats @ekoner!! So exciting 🥳💫✨“ with the companies unable to donate in last year’s municipal elections — the first after the B.C. NDP government… https://t.co/VTHa9lkWLQA while ago I wrote about belonging, and not belonging. It’s all still a work in progress, but now sans cigarettes. https://t.co/FTIjr9zQdJI used to scoff at the term ‘global citizen’, but now I understand the importance of it and building global coalitions. @anecdotewomyn Same :)“A Series of Complaints: New Year’s Resolutions” by Selam G. https://t.co/WnRuIngcV1 https://t.co/nVPFGesB2W @valeriapesce <3Don’t give up. https://t.co/teWZSgJTnL
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuThis caturday is early.
12/14
2019
"Is this ML model doing good?" is the wrong question to be asking. We need to ask: "how is this ML model shifting… https://t.co/gcmSmfvbAI
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @FrankHook I just died 😻TT position @MemorialU in digital & quantitative data, incl. specializations in GIScience, Indigenous Cartography,… https://t.co/BPbJDtXBlE
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @FrankHook The terminology co-optation game is wild. And yet, as you’ve aply stated, a sad reality. @muchiri 🙏🏼💗 @WinnieKamau254 Wise words. Thank you Winnie 💗 @ruba_ishak Same Ruba, same. Hugs 💕 @PierreFerron Thanks, and thanks for sharingMy favourite new term: “corporate civil society” 😂The influential @AINowInstitute report for 2019 comes out swinging against emotional AI, saying: 1) regulators shou… https://t.co/QeBkW04LoL
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuTo know who Boris Johnson truly is, read this piece. You must read it to the very end. Jeremy Vine: My Boris stor… https://t.co/8va9Df0z2L
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuThis is a good piece to read today: https://t.co/yOAF5KNnQS“Real change depends on finding a large group of local leaders—not a single charismatic person with a gift for medi… https://t.co/LYs8AoJCnf
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @SarahEOV 💗💗💗 @katyaabaz 💗 right back at you“There was something strange about the racial aspect of IG Face—as if algorithmic tendency to flatten everything in… https://t.co/Z3okgIwtHcEntrevue: Ticketmaster veut utiliser nos données biométriques pour lutter contre la revente de billets. Une atteint… https://t.co/GKv2FAeepp
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuWomen in urban planning #pakistan #citiesforpeople https://t.co/bS9c32zIol
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuHow to turn your iPhone’s location tracking on or off https://t.co/INcmSiumqs https://t.co/IC7AxxIXx4
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @teh_aimee 💗One day I hope I won’t feel like deleting the accomplishment of a decade.If you know about the lobbying process in Canada and have 30min to spare to talk about it, please DM me. @nanyjharon 💗I’ll probably delete this but here goes: about 9 years ago I was diagnosed with a mental illness, a mood disorder.… https://t.co/QBTiaOHTogTaking a deep breath before the next post.At this stage of finance and tech capitalism, populations are no longer poor, they are “least wealthy”fascism really did a global cha cha slide on us
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuFor those of you saddened by the exit poll, please consider that 5 years is my remaining life expectancy and I have to live with him...
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuAt this point, just zoom in on the cat. https://t.co/dZzAcZQwVu
12/13
2019
🚨 JOBS KLAXON 🚨 Lecturer/Associate Professor in Social and Cultural Geography Closing 2 February 2020 https://t.co/epE4HkW5qK Please RT
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @AnimaAnandkumar @hugo_larochelle @hannawallach @kat_heller @katecrawford Can we have an award for least ethical re… https://t.co/JBLDbWrLPr
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuExcited to see even more super racist/sexist AI next year! I bet the US govt will definitely fund the followup work… https://t.co/QaPXrH2txA
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuOur field is broken y’all. An actual poster submitted here at #NeurIPS2019. https://t.co/aUiFJn2Qno
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @PrdctblyIrrtnl Algorithms is a big Venn Diagram that includes Bayes. Plus geographers have used algos for a long t… https://t.co/m6XblHRpU9
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuCall for a moratorium on automated decision making bc "algorithms are so “infected with biases” that decision-makin… https://t.co/oDXZRhui5i
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuI went to Beverly Hills and posed as a would-be patient at the offices of the top celebrity plastic surgeons to see… https://t.co/y1wVFcEAXB
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuHow your federal laws are made: a #darkmoney Big Pharma group Center Forward flies 13 House staffers out to the Bay… https://t.co/PpFF9KccyF
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuJustice delayed justice denied something something I cannot comprehend the logic of a judge who admits that a law… https://t.co/AvG4wviUmK
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu"While we are disappointed with the result, we never thought that fighting for the rights of Quebecers and Canadian… https://t.co/It6lzHCZ49"The decision doesn't affect the four separate lawsuits filed against Bill 21, claiming the law is unconstitutional.""Quebec's top court has refused to suspend the province's controversial ban on religious symbols [#Bill21], even wh… https://t.co/h578rWd05x"All 3 justices wrote...there is evidence the law is causing irreparable harm to those affected, and to women in pa… https://t.co/cfrs1mR52r
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuActing on values is harder than ethics talk and select critical takes. Always inspired by conversations with @katyaabaz 💫I am increasingly weary of and worried about public-private partnerships. @TeresaScassa How open is company data in Canada? 16/100! If this was graded we wouldn't even be close to passing… https://t.co/6JJGLUTkrGWe need transparency in tech. Also transparency in industry. "The legislation and the [Quebec's Enterprise] Regist… https://t.co/Nb2bhT0eMo @Delphetc @MajidGis Good question! @timdavies @joelgombin @pzwsk @carlosiglesias @sandervdwaal @DanLammerhirt @aniacalderon @anabmap @opendatacharterhttps://t.co/mkTTzmyJ3M
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu“Judges, lawmakers + advocates must avoid develop­ing legal +regulatory systems that merely deflect responsibility,… https://t.co/M53G3T7cskImportant read by @FrankPasquale: “the political economy of automation will only fairly dis­tribute expertise and p… https://t.co/FGKviTitjN @ThisTechGirl I strongly second this 😍
12/12
2019

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