Gender Data Series: How Can Data be Leveraged to Combat Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Workplace?

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Nov 03 2021 Blog

GENDER DATA SERIES How Can Data be Leveraged to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? The “Gender Data Series” includes interviews, videos, and opinion articles with experts from around the globe. The goal of this project is to shed light on issues at the intersection of gender and data; such as health, migration, livelihoods, and gender-based violence (GBV). In the … Read More

LWL #32 Facebook, the Promise and the Peril

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz Oct 27 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #32 Facebook, the Promise and the Peril When speaking about the purpose of his company, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted as saying, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” This leads to a very important question, is Facebook itself living up to this standard? According to a recent whistleblower, … Read More

LWL #31 Online Harassment and AI Content Moderation: Countering Threats to Freedom of Expression

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Luma Mariath, Mariana Rozo, Sara Ortiz Sep 29 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #31 Online Harassment and AI Content Moderation: Countering Threats to Freedom of Expression The emergence and popularity of new social networks has opened space for a multitude of virtual interactions between people from diverse backgrounds. Consequently, the internet allows anyone to become a “communicator”, with access to a wide audience to share their views. With the virtual … Read More

LWL #30 AI and ML for People with Disabilities: Innovations and Challenges

Elena Maffioletti, Farah Mtimet, Hannah Godefa, Luma Mariath, Mariana Rozo, Sara Ortiz Aug 23 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #30 AI and ML for People with Disabilities: Innovations and Challenges One of the biggest opportunities that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies have opened up is the chance to design solutions that can positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of the global population (1.2 Billion people) … Read More

LWL #29 Blockchain and its Application to Collective Challenges

Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Jul 08 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #29 Blockchain and its Application to Collective Challenges Although it has most commonly been associated with cryptocurrency, since its release in 2008 with the white paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, the blockchain system has been always praised for its potential to transform various sectors. Namely, blockchain can be used to address environmental challenges, enable e-voting, … Read More

LWL #28 Can Data and AI be Used as a Weapon to Fight Corruption?

Ariana Carballido, Farah Mtimet, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Jun 09 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #28 Can Data and AI be Used as a Weapon to Fight Corruption? Corruption is a major challenge for governments, companies, and societies all around the world. It is an expensive criminal and cultural practice. According to the UN, an estimated one trillion dollars are paid in bribes annually, while another 2.6 trillion are lost in corrupt activities … Read More

LWL #26: Open Source Licenses and Accessibility for AI Models

Farah Mtimet, Mariana Rozo, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Apr 06 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #26 Open Source Licenses and Accessibility for AI Models The rapid expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) models has been accompanied by growing efforts to make these technologies accessible and available to non-experts through what is referred to as open-source licenses. As a result of this “democratization of AI” more models and training data are becoming public, a process … Read More

8M: Reporte y registro de violencia doméstica en Bogotá, Ciudad de México y São Paulo

Agustina Pérez Mirianco, Ariana Carballido, Berenice Fernandez Nieto, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Mar 08 2021 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE 8M: Reporte y registro de violencia doméstica en Ciudad de México, Bogotá y São Paulo en el contexto de COVID-19 Share Facebook Twitter Sobre el Día Internacional de la Mujer (8M) Alrededor del mundo el Día Internacional de la Mujer se conmemora cada 8 de Marzo (también referido como 8M) con el objetivo de crear conciencia y alentar … Read More

LWL #25 Discrimination in Data and Artificial Intelligence

Farah Mtimet, Mariana Rozo, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Mar 05 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #25 Discrimination in Data and Artificial Intelligence In commemoration of the international Zero Discrimination Day, and following the call to action from the president of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir to “call out discrimination when we see it and advocate for a more just world”, this edition of LWL looks at issues of discrimination in … Read More

LWL #24: Fighting Misinformation with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Ariana Carballido, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Feb 02 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #24 Fighting Misinformation with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence We are currently living in the age of information and data. Whether it be through news outlets or social media, everyday we are bombarded with hundreds of images and headlines that come in the shape of articles, personal stories, memes or videos. In this busy landscape, “fake news” … Read More

LWL #23: Harnessing Big Data for Mobility and Migration

Ariana Carballido, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Dec 18 2020 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #23 Harnessing Big Data for Mobility and Migration In 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that the number of migrants worldwide had reached 272 million, a figure that has tripled since 1970. Though most of these migrants fled their countries searching for better job opportunities, about 26 million people have been driven away from their … Read More

Violence Against Women in Latin America: The Multiple Facets of a Pervasive Issue

Anna Spinardi, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Nora Löhr, Sara Ortiz, Zinnya del Villar Dec 05 2020 Blog

DISCUSSION PIECE Violence Against Women in Latin America: The Multiple Facets of a Pervasive Issue Photo: Analise Benevides. Edition: Paola Caile. Share Facebook Twitter November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a date that serves as a global reminder of what it is now refered to as the “shadow pandemic” (UN Women, 2020). But … Read More

LWL #22: Gender, Violence and Data

Sara Ortiz Nov 25 2020 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #22 Links We Like: Gender, Violence and Data In Latin America and the Caribbean, women have been commemorating the Elimination of Violence against Women Day ever since 1981, after the assassination of the three Dominican sisters Patricia, Minerva, Maria Teresa Mirabal. Yet, it only became officially recognized and adopted by all UN countries in 1999. Today, on … Read More

LWL #21: Elections, Democracy and Big Data

Sara Ortiz Nov 01 2020 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #21 Elections, Democracy and Big Data With the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., media outlets such as ABC News and The Economist, and even scholars like Alan L. Abramowitz, have searched for creative and insightful ways to use big data and data analysis as a way of better understanding the electorate and forecasting the results. In … Read More