Google Images appears to be underestimating the number of women in the workplace. The Pew Research Center analyzed more than 10,000 Google ...
"Oh it’s alright, you’re a girl", he said with a laugh. These were the words of a fellow graduate student I shared an office with during my Ph.D. I had asked for his help with a mathematical problem, and even though I had proven myself better at maths than him on more occasions than one, he patronizingly comforted me as he sat down to tease out that mathematical algorithm. I was taken aback, and although usually, I would let such remarks go, on that occasion I was feeling less generous. I asked him what he meant. "Girls aren’t good with numbers, and you’re a girl," he said with a smile. Besides the infantilizing use of the term "girl", this was an indication of how bias is deeply ingrained within us all. Even though he insisted that it was only a joke, I wondered if he believed this
2018 has been called the Year of the Woman. But as a woman in a technology career, I’m looking toward 2092. According to a recent statistic from the Cardozo/Google Patent Diversity Project, based on historical trends, it will take until 2092 before we have gender parity for inventors. We need more women voices across the board — in leadership and politics, but also technology. This year has seen record participation in politics by women, and with representation for women at the state and national levels hovering around 20% for a group that represents 50.8% of the population, this is a welcome change. But the stats for women in technology-based jobs are roughly the same, and the impact of the disparity will become more problematic as we rely more and more on technology in the f
As far as Rebecca Treston QC – the Queensland Bar's first woman president – is concerned, "Dr Google" is one of the biggest challenges facing advocates.Along with the high cost of legal services and the "frequency with which solicitors are doing traditional barristers' work", Ms Treston gives the internet search engine a dishonourable mention."Every client that comes in has done research on you as the barrister and they have a pretty fair idea of the cases that are around that are like their's," she says."It's never a good thing at the doctor and it's certainly not a good thing in a piece of litigation." The best strategy, she adds, is to tell the client "in the nicest possible way that it's not as simple as reading the cases on the internet". Advertise
For some reason, when you go to Google Image Search and search for the term [hot] - the only images that come up are pictures of women in underwear, lingerie, swimsuits and other sexual situations. There are no photos of hot coffee, desserts, fire places, ice cream melting or other photos that are more appropriate for young children.A school administrator complained about this in the Google Web Search Help forums the other day and wrote:Why does the word "hot" bring up only inappropriate images in Safesearch?We are a primary school with student aged between 5 yrs and 12 yrs old. We had an 8 year old search "hot" as a query to translate the word into Māori. The child ended up with a complete page of soft pornography, even though we have Safe Search turned on via our filtering serv
After you have made a connection with a potential suitor, some of the real work begins. After all, this is where con artists like Pierce put their schemes into action. Gina had found Pierce online in 2015. She was recently divorced, looking to make a fresh start, and Pierce seemed to say all the right things. "He was someone I was attracted to," she recalled. "He had a real long profile, and you're like, yeah, yeah, sure, sure, you know, 'walks on the beach' kind of thing. But I did agree to meet him." Pierce had claimed to be an investment professional, and within days offered to help her m...
“You can’t be what you can’t see,” Marie Wilson of the White House Project said back in 2010. According to a new study, Google Images may not be helping to improve the situation.AdView analyzed employment data to determine the number of women in various jobs (baker, call-center worker, CEO), and then calculated the number of women who showed up in Google Image search results for the same roles. While women make up about 28% of chief executives (at least, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), they made up only 11% of the CEOs that show up in a Google Image search, according to AdView. (When we tried the search, at least one of those “CEOs” was Gal Gadot, who is a Wonder Woman, but not a CEO, as far as we know.)Granted, Google Image search results are not frozen in
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Your hiccups just won’t quit. Seriously, it’s been two days. You could head to your GP. But, groan. So inconvenient. And Dr Google is faster and free. It takes you mere seconds to type your symptoms into a search engine and just a few more to learn that those persistent throat spasms could be a sign of a pulmonary embolism. Or a stroke. Or, cancer.One in 20 of the 100 billion monthly Google searches relates to health and medical info. Psychologists have given this tech-enabled obsessing over real or imagined symptoms a name: Cyberchondria. “Everybody googles their symptoms, diagnoses and treatments – and that’s enabled people to be a lot more knowledgeable,” says neurolog