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Story In French daycare, algorithms attempt to fight cronyism | AlgorithmWatch

By Alexandre Léchenet In many cities, it is unclear whose children can hope for a place in a public daycare

 

Female historians and male nurses do not exist, Google Translate tells its European users | AlgorithmWatch

By Nicolas Kayser-Bril • kayser-bril@algorithmwatch.org • GPG Key An experiment shows that Google Translate systematically changes the gender of translations

Story In Italy, an appetite for face recognition in football stadiums | AlgorithmWatch

By Fabio Chiusi This story is part of AlgorithmWatch’s upcoming report Automating Society 2020, to be published at the end

Story Suzhou introduced a new social scoring system, but it was too Orwellian, even for China | AlgorithmWatch

By Qian Sun A city of 10 million in eastern China upgraded its Covid-tracking app to introduce a new “civility”

GPT-3 is a lot of fun, but no game-changer | AlgorithmWatch

By Nicolas Kayser-Bril • kayser-bril@algorithmwatch.org • GPG Key We usually do not write about newly-released software, especially when there is

Under the Twitter streetlight: How data scarcity distorts research | AlgorithmWatch

By Nicolas Kayser-Bril • kayser-bril@algorithmwatch.org • GPG Key As part of our #LeftOnRead campaign, several researchers testified to the reluctance

Algorithmic grading is not an answer to the challenges of the pandemic | AlgorithmWatch

By Graeme Tiffany Graeme Tiffany is a philosopher of education. He argues that replacing exams with algorithmic grading, as was

Spain’s largest bus terminal deployed live face recognition four years ago, but few noticed | AlgorithmWatch

By Naiara Bellio López-Molina Madrid South Station’s face recognition system automatically matches every visitor’s face against a database of suspects,

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