Computer Science Events

Apr 27

CS Tea Talk Series

Shilad Sen, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Macalester College will be giving a talk.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
4:00 – 5:00 pm / CMC 209

Title:  Harnessing Wikipedia for Computational Good

Abstract:  Algorithms rely on Wikipedia to reason about the world. However, Wikipedia exhibits gender bias and geographic inequalities. How does this affect the algorithms that learn from Wikipedia? In this talk I will identify inequalities in Wikipedia content, describe a new map-based visualization that reveals pattern in bias, and explore how these dynamics affect the algorithms that learn from Wikipedia.

Sponsored by Computer Science. Contact: Sue Jandro, x4360