Siri's Identity

Reimagining Inclusive AI and Critiquing Today's Identity-Blindness

by Will Penman, Princeton University

References

YouTube Videos referenced

The project analyzes a corpus of 25 YouTube videos (plus another set of 10, part of a series). They're fun to watch! View counts are reported from corpus collection in July 2017. Note that links to the copyright-precarious videos (marked "precarious") are particularly fragile and may be dead for readers:


Other videos excerpted:

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