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Medium | 11.30.17

“The study has been approved by the IRB”: Gayface AI, research hype and the pervasive data ethics gap

Jacob Metcalf

Data & Society Researcher Jacob Metcalf argues for an ethical approach to data science and offers strategies for future research.

“On the one hand, it is banally predictable that the consequences of machine-learning-enabled surveillance will fall disproportionately on demographic minorities. On the other hand, queer folks hardly need data scientists scrutinizing their jawlines and hairstyles to warm them about this. They have always known this.”

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