Who’s watching you?
Do you feel monitored when you are using digital technologies? Most of the people that I've asked this question immediately said "yes". And figures tell the same story: 72% of Americans report to feel that they are being tracked online by advertisers, technology firms, or other companies. The fact is, we are all tracked. But this has made me wonder: do people all feel tracked in the same way? Who do they think are tracking them? And more importantly, how do they experience a
Fresh off ASCoR’s shelves: Five must-reads for 2022
If you are anything like me, this is probably the time of the year when your new year’s resolutions have taken a back seat and your vision board for the new year is buried under piles of to-do lists. If you are truly like me, you probably stopped making resolutions around five lockdowns ago because time is simply a construct at this point, isn't it? Regardless of what your reasons are, fret not, because the PhD researchers at ASCoR have just the thing to get you back on track
“Warm smile required”: What exactly are the machines learning?
In this blogpost, I will provide a brief overview of the main findings of the first paper of my PhD research. When I’m asked about my research, I usually go with the most accessible description: “I study bias in AI recruitment tools”. What I skip is the part I think might be the most disconcerting: “… and this bias comes from us”. Before we jump into the main findings of my study, you must know three things: Employers target you on professional platforms such as LinkedIn. The