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This is a problem with our existing data sets. Humans create the sets of data that are used by these AIs, which allows even unconscious biases to be carried over to the AIs. We need to diversify the populations that are represented in these data sets, but that's easy to say harder to do apparently.

"Google’s Hate Speech-Detecting AI is Biased Against Black People"

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3 days until #DebianDay! There is still time to organize a local celebration of The universal operating system. wiki.debian.org/DebianDay/2019 (Artwork by Juliana Krauss)

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Brisk Menu, our distro-agnostic menu implementation for the MATE Desktop, is now available to be translated on our Weblate! Do you want to get involved? Learn more at discuss.getsol.us/d/2040-brisk 🎉

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AppCenter is soon gaining support for Flatpak. Learn what that means, why Flatpak, and how things will be shaping up in the near future. blog.elementary.io/elementary-

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A truly privacy-focused product must protect your data from itself, protect your data from others, be fully open source, and have a direct funding model. See how elementary does all of the above. blog.elementary.io/privacy-and

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Listening to RNZ's interview with Ms Goodyear-Smith re health system inequities. She rightly praises Pharmac... and I can't help but wonder how much drugs cost the system vs. software (diagnostic, admin, management, data, etc.) & why we aren't procuring software in a similar way and *creating generics* (via open source software) that leverages the scale of our national system. Rather than the piecemeal, divided & conquered we have now with proprietary sw benefiting corpations, not people..

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"How Dark Patterns Online Manipulate Shoppers" by Sidney Fussell theatlantic.com/technology/arc

Dark patterns are awful. I've been duped by so many of these.

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Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)