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Misogyny as a commodity in digital spaces

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2022 - 10:16 | 1,966 views

Violence has a way of manifesting itself across different platforms – SMS, Zoom, Telegram, Facebook including the newly emerging platforms like Tik Tok and Clubhouse. The problem, therefore, lays not merely in the technology itself, but the underlying logic and profit model that propels the modus operandi of the algorithm, the content moderation policy and all other technologies deployed to…

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Artificial intelligence for mental health

Posted Thu 2 May 2019 - 08:11 | 23,994 views

This article explores mental health facilities in Kenya and if artificial intelligence can provide solutions for the dire need for infrastructure. Even if the use of artificial intelligence poses a solution to this, there are risks for data and privacy, algorithmic bias and large scale misdiagnosis. AI can only work when alongside human and humane treatment.

Is the man who is tall happy?: An animated conversation with Noam Chomsky

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Keywords of the internet: The fraying edges of algorithmic production

Posted Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 06:06 | 4,529 views

In this column series we unpack keywords relevant to the internet and the digital age. Here we look at algorithms, their origin in the work of Ada Lovelace. At how they are a sequence of steps, how they enfold consequences. And lastly we ask - can we talk about feminist algorithms?

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Gendered Reality Traps: How "Objective" Machine Learning Contributes to Intersectional Exploitation

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 12:20 | 5,913 views

Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.

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Why did Google think two Zimbabwean women writers were the same person?

Posted Fri 15 Sep 2023 - 03:59 | 132 views

Algorithm bias manifests itself in unique ways every single day, affecting people of colour. Fungai Machirori explores how big tech corporations misidentify renowned Black women - error that continues to exist despite various alarms around the said bias.

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Call for Pitches: Algorithmic Futures & Feminist Anxieties in MENA

Posted Tue 9 May 2023 - 05:37 | 219 views

GenderIT is looking for writers, artists, creators and filmmakers from Middle East & North Africa (MENA) to pitch stories around the theme: Algorithmic Futures & Feminist Anxieties in MENA, for its MENA regional edition 2023. Deadline to submit pitches is May 12, 2023.