edsu / Ed Summers

I’m a software developer interested in how the web does and doesn’t work as an archive.

There are nine people in edsu’s collective.

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  1. Speaker Series: Fernanda Viégas + Martin Wattenberg “Ways of Understanding AI”

    Learn more at https://just-infras.illinois.edu/

    Artificial intelligence isn’t a single technology—it’s become a broad field, with applications to almost every area of life. As a result, we can’t view it with just a single lens. Instead, we should use every tool at our disposal. Yes, math and engineering are important, but design and even art are critical as well. Through a series of examples we will discuss multiple ways of knowing and understanding how AI works, and how using these different lenses together can broaden participation in the field of AI.

    Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg are computer scientists whose work in machine learning focuses on transparency and interpretability, as part of a broad agenda to improve human/AI interaction. They are also well-known for their contributions to social and collaborative data visualization. The systems they’ve created are used daily by millions of people.

    Viégas and Wattenberg co-founded the People+AI Research team (PAIR) at Google, where they hold positions as principal scientists. Wattenberg is a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard; Viégas joins Harvard in January 2022 as a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and as a Sally Starling Seaver Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The duo is also known f…

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  2. Speaker Series: Mary L. Gray, “The Banality of Scale”

    September 8, 2021

    The Banality of Scale: How ‘Colorblind’ Tech is Killing Us and Other Lessons from the Pandemic

    Mary L. Gray is Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She maintains a faculty position in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering with affiliations in Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University. Mary, an anthropologist and media scholar by training, focuses on how people’s everyday uses of technologies transform labor, identity, and human rights. She earned her PhD in Communication from the University of California at San Diego in 2004, under the direction of Susan Leigh Star. Her books include In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth (1999), Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (2009), and, most recently, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, co-authored with computer scientist Siddharth Suri. Ghost Work chronicles workers’ experiences of on-demand information gig work—from content moderation and data-labeling to telehealth—and their essential role in the global growth of artificial intelligence and platform economies more broadly. The book was named a Financial Times’…

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  3. Working with Social Media Data: S. Hames LADAL Opening Webinar Series 2021

    This talk was recorded on Aug. 26, 2021 as part of the LADAL Opening Webinar Series 2021.

    Abstract Social media platforms, built on the web and the internet, are now just part of life for most of us. The pervasive communication and connection the web and social media enables is a potentially rich source of data for research - but there are pitfalls for the unprepared. This talk provides a survey of the web as a source of data for research projects, including considerations of privacy, ethics and governance; the technical approaches to data collection; and an overview of approaches to analysing such data.

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  4. AAAI 20 / AAAI 2020 Keynotes Turing Award Winners Event / Geoff Hinton, Yann Le Cunn, Yoshua Bengio

    Highlighted Topics 02:52 [Talk: Stacked Capsule Autoencoders by Geoffrey Hinton] 36:04 [Talk: Self-Supervised Learning by Yann LeCun] 1:09:37 [Talk: Deep Learning for System 2 Processing by Yoshua Bengio] 1:41:06 [Panel Discussion]

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    All Topics 03:09 Two approaches to object recognition 03:53 Problems with CNNs: Dealing with viewpoint changes 04:42 Equivariance vs Invariance 05:25 Problems with CNNs 10:04 Computer vision as inverse computer graphics 11:55 Capsules 2019: Stacked Capsule Auto-Encoders 13:21 What is a capsule? 14:58 Capturing intrinsic geometry 15:37 The generative model of a capsule auto-encoder 20:28 The inference problem: Inferring wholes from parts 21:44 A multi-level capsule auto-encoder 22:30 How the set transformer is trained 23:14 Standard convolutional neural network for refining word representations based on their context 23:41 How transformers work 24:43 Some difficult examples of MNIST digits 25:20 Modelling the parts of MNIST digits 27:03 How some of the individual part capsules contribute to the reconstructions 28:37 Unsupervised clustering of MNIST digits using stacked capsule autoencoders 31:25 The outer loop of vision 31:36 Dealing with re…

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  5. “Where Do You Know From? AntiRacist Pedagogies”

    Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster University, @zugenia) & Aisha Wilks (McMaster University, @most_articulate) in conversation 24 August 2020

    #AntiracismUMD and #CLCS_UMD.

    The Center for Literary & Comparative Studies’s yearlong series of events, “Antiracism: Research, Teaching, Public Engagement” begins with a commitment to think about how to enact antiracism through our pedagogies. Drawing from Zuroski’s “Where Do You Know From?” classroom exercise, Zuroski and Wilks discuss their experiences with the exercise, the possibilities and limitations of antiracist pedagogy, and implementing concepts such as collective knowledge and an ethics of care that are central to antiracist work.

    Zuroski and Wilks begin by responding to the question themselves, reflecting on how experiences of race, embodiment, colonialism, dis/ability, and institutional position, among others, affect their roles in the classroom. As a professor, Zuroski uses the exercise in graduate seminars to prompt students to “imagine [their] knowledge not just as an expression of identity but as something that comes from elsewhere.” The goal is that these conversations segue to talking about knowledge collectively and thinking through as a class the conditions that must occur in order to achieve “knowing together as a true collective practice.” …

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  6. Stephen Brookfield and Mary Hess: Becoming a White Antiracist

    This episode features Stephen Brookfield and Mary Hess.   Brookfield is currently Antioch University Distinguished Scholar, Adjunct Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York) and Emeritus Professor at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis-St. Paul). Mary Hess is Professor o…


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  7. Why I Wont Start An Envoy Company

    Many successful open source projects are created internally to solve problems for a large company. Of these successful projects, several project founders decide to start companies around the commercialization of the project. But there are also project founders who consciously decide not to go that route.

    Matt Klein, a software engineer with Lyft, wrote Envoy to scratch a proverbial itch, to solve some of the problems of running scalable distributed applications. After the project was open sourced in 2016, it has had huge influence and traction, including being adopted by the service mesh platform Istio.

    In this episode, Matt will chat with guest host Matt Asay about some of the reasons why he has chosen not to strike out on his own and attempt to create a service mesh business around his project.

    Read Matt’s extended blog post on how he arrived at this decision: https://medium.com/@mattklein123/optimizing-impact-why-i-will-not-start-an-envoy-platform-company-8904286658cb

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