The Cour de Cassation is the highest court of law in France. A judgment of the Court of Cassation of December 14, 2022 recognizes patronymic analysis – statistics on the ethno-cultural origin of names – as ex post proof of discrimination in hiring.
A country can use its diaspora, or the group of people who have emigrated from the country and settled in other parts of the world, to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) by leveraging their connections, resources, and knowledge. Diaspora mapping tools like NamSor Origin can help to better target diasporas for investment promotion and growing remittances by providing detailed information on the demographics and characteristics of a country’s diaspora population.
ChatGPT is impressive … it works like magic. But how robust are its answers, compared to recent academic results? ChatGPT can write about the Neo-Assyrian period, but what if a major archeological discovery were made that would change everything we know about this period. How long would it take for ChatGPT to adjust its knowledge?
We’ve prompted ChatGPT with some of the research questions of the paper “Editing a Woman’s Voice” (2022, Anna M. Costello, Ekaterina Fedorova, Zhijing Jin, and Rada Mihalcea).
At NamSor, since 2012, we’ve helped countries reconnect with their diaspora, using our advanced AI to recognize personal names with high accuracy, and to produce new disaggregated information. It took us a while to understand the concept of “diaspora”, how they affect foreign direct investment, remittances, brain-gain vs. brain-drain, the travel industry, real estate … We’ve asked ChatGPT “what is a diaspora”.
Top 20 papers in The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) using or citing NamSor name classification software. SSRN is a high impact journal (top 14% of journals). Some papers used NamSor to infer the gender of a personal name, some other papers to supplement subject data with race / ethnicity, or cultural heritage and ethnic origin.
Two weeks ago, we generated several portraits using DALL-E of hypothetical Fatimata SWADOGO, a Bukinabé name shared by hundreds of people in Burkina Faso, mostly in the Centre-Nord, Nord regions of the country. Today, we present some new portraits generated from personal names with the tag #thisnamedpersondoesnotexist – and we feature a “classic fail” of AI software.
Do women undertake interdisciplinary research more than men, and do self-citations bias observed differences? A paper published in Quantitative Science Studies (2022), authored by Henrique Pinheiro, Matt Durning, David Campbell. 2022 has seen the number of scientific articles using or citing NamSor nearly double. Announcement : new blog in Spanish language.
The gender gap in STEM subjects has been widely studied and it is a known fact that women are under-represented in mathematics, especially in the most reputable mathematics journals. One aspect of this gender gap, which has not yet been analysed specifically for mathematics is gender imbalance in papers’ reference lists.
We’ve used DALL-E text-to-image AI to generate portraits, based on names shared by a large number of people. This is our second blog post in our series with tag #thisnamedpersondoesnotexist, exploring how text-to-image AIs interpret personal names. We believe this project can illustrate the complexity of personal names interpretation, at the crossroads of ethnography, sociology, sociolinguistics, geography, history and, more recently machine learning.
Burkina Faso is a multi-cultural and diverse country with a rich history. In this article, we would like to explorer how personal names can be interpreted to reflect regional, ethnic appartenance within the country. Then we would like to illustrate how the use of a personal name can affect a black-box Artificial Intelligence – such as OpenAI’s DALL-E. This is a first article in our series of blog posts with tag #thisnamedpersondoesnotexist.
CORD is a direct messaging tool for finding work. CORD’s corporate blog offers some well researched articles and recent data on representation of different genders and ethnic minorities in the Tech industry.