Published on Monday, July 30, 2018 and tagged with research, fairness, and recsys. Updated on Monday, August 13, 2018.
I’m very pleased that we will be able to present a piece of research we have been working on for some time now at RecSys this year.
In my work on fair recommendation, one of the key questions I want to unravel is how recommender systems interact with issues of representation among content creators. As we work, as a society, to improve representation of historically underrepresented groups — women, racial minories, indigenous peoples, gender minorities, etc. — will recommender systems hinder those efforts? Will ‘get recommended to potential audiences’ be yet another roadblock in the path of authors from disadvantaged groups, or might the recommender aid in the process of exposing new creators to the audiences that will appreciate their work and make them thrive?
Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 and tagged with riedl. Updated on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
You don’t know when the sad will fall.
You can sometimes see it coming; like the water that falls on you from nowhere when you lie, it has some predictability.
Unlike the water, it does not afford much opportunity for control, and you never know quite what to expect.
When you see it coming, you can brace for impact; with practice, put on the happy face and soldier on.
Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 and tagged with search. Updated on Friday, July 6, 2018.
Online platforms take different approaches to moderating — or not — the content that can be published or discovered through their platforms. I discovered today that some of the GIF search engines are censoring certain search terms. So I decided to poke a little more and see what is happening.
So, I won the NSF CAREER award. To say I’m excited about this would be an understatement — my first Ph.D student has support locked in, I get to actually do the work I’ve been building towards for years now, and we’re going to have a much better understanding of how recommender systems (mis)behave in response to their individual and social human contexts.