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Implicit Bias in Names: An Unintentional Case Study

June 15, 2020 LauraWattenberg 4 min read 8 Comments

As our nation confronts the massive toll of systemic racism, a viral video on the subject has been viewed millions of times. In simple animation, the video presents two hypothetical American boys, one white and one black. The two characters become avatars of the multigenerational effects of privilege on one […]

What Does a Neural Network Think of Your Name?

August 21, 2019 LauraWattenberg 4 min read 4 Comments

What if you could tap into society’s psyche and see how names frame our collective mental narratives? Now, perhaps you can. An artificial intelligence engine paves the way. Talktotransformer.com lets any user harness the power of a neural network system trained to write text. Just enter the beginning of a […]

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