Why storytelling is our best tool in disambiguating fact from fiction

In 2018, Numbers Lie and Stories Portray Truth

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http://agilmore.com/ — An artist who spoke at eyeO 2018
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Top (left to right): Amanda Cox, Blacki Migliozzi, Ariel Waldman, Jane Friedhoff; Bottom (left to right): Chris Cheung, Hyphen-labs, Nathaniel Raymond, Meredith Whittaker
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PART 1: NUMBERS ARE MALLEABLE

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https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/05/business/economy/one-report-diverging-perspectives.html
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Nothing radical changes on your 40th birthday, yet this is how we treat patients in the Emergency Room.

Numbers are malleable, manipulatable, and therefore disputable.

PART 2: NUMBERS ARE USED UNETHICALLY

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PART 3: DATASETS (WITH BIASES) ARE USED FOR MACHINE LEARNING

If we ‘move fast and break things’ then we have a broken system.

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Meredith shows us how some image classification and sentiment analysis databases are made.
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PART 1: FORGET NUMBERS. WE ARE STORYTELLERS.

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http://www.hyphen-labs.com/nsaf.html
http://www.hyphen-labs.com/nsc.html
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http://playtime.pem.org/lost-wage-rampage-a-game/
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https://www.blasttheory.co.uk/projects/too-much-information

PART 2: IF NOT SCIENCE, SCIENCE FICTION.

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Concept Art for Colonizing Mars
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Even if we have to disguise our facts and science-fiction, lets get our messages out in any way we can.

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Present Futurist. UX Lead. Formerly at frog design. Currently at HackerOne. 🎓: NYU’s ITP & WashU. 💻 www.work.evejweinberg.com

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