NTENT Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates to Discuss Bias in the Web at the Vienna Gödel Lecture 2017

NTENT CTO, Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates will give the distinguished annual Vienna Gödel Lecture on Thursday, June 8. His lecture titled, “Bias in the Web” addresses the multitude of challenges that search engines and other websites face when trying to assess the quality of data generated from all content on the Web.

“The web is the most powerful communication medium and the largest public data repository that humankind has ever created,” said Dr. Baeza-Yates. “In many ways, it’s a mirror that amplifies ourselves. All people have their own biases that reflect in our content and our web interactions. The purpose of my lecture is to make people aware of the different biases that affect us all on the Web.”

The many biases Dr. Baeza-Yates refers to range from redundancy and spam to activity and presentation bias. Even algorithms add bias, particularly in the context of search and recommendation systems. The lecture stresses the importance of resolving biased data, while using context and techniques such as explore & exploit to break the filter bubble.

Named for the famous mathematician and logician Kurt Gödel who accomplished a large part of his scientific work in Vienna, the annual “Vienna Gödel Lectures of the Faculty of Informatics” aims to entice world-renowned computer scientists to Vienna as an academic hub, highlighting the crucial contributions of computer science as it helps to explain and shape life as we know it.

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