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It’s about the science we do

My last blog post was written in German and published on one of my other blogs; it presents the results of a hackathon-like workshop given at the DHd conference in Paderborn at the beginning of March 2020. I tell about a dog no human eye had really noticed on an old photograph which a saliency predictor highlighted, leaving us wonder as much about our ability to see as about the IA training and performance.  Right after that, I was happy to host on this very blog a first guest post by Floriane Chiffoleau, who has started working on the DAHN...

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I hate grading – but still

I have always hated grading. It has always felt like a total misunderstanding of what teachers are there for. We are not here to grade, we are here to teach. In an ideal world, there would be no grading at all. Now, we are not in an ideal world, and grading is supposed to be a mean of reaching a better recognition of competences and efforts, allowing people to eventually get a job that corresponds to what they have learned. In times of COVID-19, grading is becoming a nightmare. When confinement started, we still had 4 weeks left in what...

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The alpha and the beta

Homeschooling seems to work better now that we have a system – a system that supposes that each child can use a laptop on their own for 3 hours in the morning. I have no idea how people who are less well equipped than us, both technically and pedagogically, can manage this situation. I am pretty happy to be able to parallelize the kids’ homework and cooking lunch, but it only works because they can be autonomous for about 20 minutes in a row. I have planned recipes that can both be regularly interrupted during the cooking process and still...

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Two Minutes To Lockdown

At 7:58 PM yesterday, two minutes from the official announcement of a lockdown of the whole country that is bound to last for weeks, I took my kids out and we threw seed balls. I had prepared them the day before, while the sun was shining on our little garden, figuring that we would take long walks to compensate for the lack of school in the coming weeks. I wanted us to throw them around on our walking paths, in order to see them bloom day after day. While we can still take walks if needed, these are rather limited...

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Bericht aus dem Workshop zu Bias in Datensätzen und ML-Modellen. Erkennung und Umgang in den DH.

Dieser Bericht über unseren Workshop von der DHd 2020 habe ich im Rahmen der Round Table Maschinelles Lernen in den Geisteswissenschaften auf selbiger Konferenz vorgetragen. Wir haben uns entschlossen ihn als Gastbeitrag auf digitalintellectuals zu veröffentlichen. Motivation Bei der Vorbereitung des Workshops ist uns bewusst geworden, dass in den DH immer mehr Machine Learning Methoden verwendet werden und die DH deshalb die Schwächen und Fallstricke solcher Methoden kennen sollten. Außerdem können die DH die perfekte Schnittstelle bilden, die gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Risiken von ML Modellen zu erforschen. In der ML Community sehen wir einen Wunsch nach Reduzierung von Bias in...