Africa Check on team that got $2-million grant for AI fact-checking project

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The team of fact checkers will be using Google.org’s grant to build artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that dramatically improve and scale global fact-checking efforts, Africa Check said. This will happen over the next five years.

Don't everyone worry now, their intentions are pure...
 

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Wow aren't you salty.
Well, Google has this weird problem of being "super aware" of the "gender pay gap".
E.g. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/technology/google-gender-pay-gap.html and notice how they keep bringing up only one case of someone being hired at Level 3 instead of Level 4, nothing about the compensation of that person's Level 3 compared to other Level 3. They also seem to have the fallacy of thinking that 3-4 years work experience actually matters when no one knows the quality of that experience or her actual performance compared to the other Level 4 or the background of those recruitments (maybe she "caved in" at an earlier point, while the others argued for higher pay or the others did something else that justified that Level 4 hire, companies will near always try and pay you as little as they can get away with).

Google is just bending backwards to accommodate SJW and it's a bit annoying.

And here adding her adds nothing to the project, the entire point of the AI project is to fact check, removing/having no bias like gender. She probably gets a nice paycheck for doing/contributing nothing, just being a figure head, meanwhile they could have gotten someone else on the board who could contribute something useful.
 

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https://ai.google/social-good/impact-challenge/application/
Seriously Google. I mean there are all these board members like the DeepMind co-founder, the chair of Georgia Tech who specializes in robotics, bank members (probably funders?) and O'Reilly Media, why is there a gender in media studies person here? This is AI fact-checking, this has nothing to do with gender.
It's not specifically AI fact checking though - it just so happens that Africa Check was one of the organizations chosen
Google.org is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges.
We’re looking for projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organizations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could be putting their data to better use. Since 2005, Google.org has invested in innovative organizations that are using technology to build a better world. For more information on what we’re looking for in this Challenge and what we mean when we say AI, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
Specialists in robotics and bank members are not experts in societal challenges and social impacts
 
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