Diaspora networks accross the world (DALL-E)

What is a diaspora (according to ChatGPT)

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”.

"The Social Science Research Network" by DALL-E

Top 20 papers using or citing NamSor in SSRN

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.

A portrait of Mariam KABORE #thisnamedpersondoesnotexist #DALLE

This Mariam KABORE does not exist

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.

“A conference in interdisciplinary research with diverse women and men researchers.” DALL-E

New scientific paper using/citing NamSor

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.

Gender Imbalance in Mathematics Citations Do female mathematicians get cited less than men? Undergraduate project by Katharina Limbeck supervised by Janine Illian

Do female mathematicians get cited less than men?

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.

A portrait of FATIMATA SAWADOGO #thisnamedpersondoesnotexist #DALLE

This Fatimata SAWADOGO does not exist

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.

Illustration generated on DALL-E with caption : "A woman surgeon and a man surgeon operating together a complex surgery on a patient"

How gender diverse is Global Surgery ?

A paper just published in the British Journal of Surgery (Oxford) sourced innovative data from Dimensions AI, a large linked scientific publications dataset, and NamSor, our name gender classification tool, to explore the current state of gender diversity in global surgery – based on the top 1000 most published researchers.