I’m currently watching the ongoing Korean drama Start-Up, starring Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho, and Kang Han-na, in Netflix.
When I first heard about it, I was so hyped up because finally there is a K-drama bringing up the topic of technology as its main theme. (Maybe there was one before, but I didn’t know.) Also, I had watched Suzy since her drama debut in Dream High (2010), and then most of her other dramas, such as Big (2012), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), and While You Were Sleeping (2017).
What about Start-Up?
The drama is as good as I expected…
When I tuned in to the “Ethics of AI”, a session presented by Haerin Shin at the virtual Grace Hopper Celebration on September 30, 2020, I was expecting that I would know most of the topics she brought up.
After all, as an Asian woman who studies and works in AI for more than 5 years, and who educates herself about social issues through books, movies, and TV/web series, I should be aware of problematic representations in AI, shouldn’t I?
I was wrong.
It turns out that I was unaware about some of these stereotypes because they are so subtly…
This is an excerpt from a virtual Grace Hopper Celebration (vGHC) session on September 29, 2020.
Introduction to the speakers:
Sometimes, I tend to overthink.
No, I don’t overthink about people — and spin out conspiracy theories about what they’re gonna do to me . Mostly, I overthink about situations. And being a computer science graduate who has to think of all possible scenarios — and handle them all — certainly doesn’t help.
A simple example would be yesterday’s occurrence: I ordered new clothes from Zara to be delivered to my flat on Thursday night. On Friday afternoon, I received an email that my order had been delivered.
The problem is, I didn’t receive it.
I checked the tracking number…
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