Batya Friedman, Ryan Calo (Law School), and Tadayoshi Kohno (Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering) received a gift of $350K from Microsoft Corporation to support the Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington (2021 - 2022). Of the total amount, $116,666 will come to the iSchool.
The Value Sensitive Design Lab and the Tech Policy Lab are pleased to announce the release of Schema Version 2 for Data Statements for Natural Language Processing (NLP), a documentation toolkit to help mitigate bias in NLP systems and enable better science. In addition to the new schema, they have also released a webpage and guide for writing data statements for NLP systems. Visual design of the webpage and guide: Elias Greendorfer.
Emily M. Bender, Batya Friedman, and Angelina McMillan-Major. (2021). A Guide for Writing Data Statements for Natural Language Processing. Value Sensitive Design Lab and Tech Policy Lab, University of Washington: Seattle, WA.
Chance Hunt presented a session on “Asset-Based Partnerships for Small and Rural Libraries” at the Assoc. of Rural and Small Libraries annual conference in Reno, NV. He continues his work on the advisory council for the IMLS funded ARSL Leadership Institute.
Annie Searle was part of a Shared Assessments Risk Committee panel titled “Operational Risk Management in Tough Financial Times” this week. She was joined by Tom Fuhrman, blockchain and cyber consultant from VECTORmv, and Bob Marley, chief security officer at Black Kite.