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Rights > BodyAutonomy > PostGender > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
What makes an algorithm feminist, and why we need them to be by Marcelo Rinesi

About one in nine engineers in the US is a woman, which makes some men infer from this that they are “naturally” bad at it. Many data-driven algorithms would conclude the same thing; that’s still the wrong conclusion, but, dangerously, it seems blessed by the impartiality of algorithms. Here’s how bias creeps in.

Rights > BodyAutonomy > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Logs from a haunted heart by Marcelo Rinesi

She’s scared all the time. But is her fear the reason why her heart suddenly speeds up a dozen times a day, shifting in a second from the dull ticking of dread into the accelerating staccato of runaway panic? The diagnostics in her peacemaker’s app say that everything is normal, but perhaps they can be faked by somebody with maintenance access to the device. She doesn’t have it, she’s only the patient.

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > HealthLongevity > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights
George Dvorsky
This Artificial Womb Could Revolutionize the Way We Treat Premature Babies by George Dvorsky

Incubators and ventilators are invaluable when treating extremely premature infants, but they’re a far cry from the cozy confines of a mother’s womb. In an effort to create an environment that more closely approximates the real thing, researchers have now developed an artificial womb that could dramatically reduce mortality and disease in preemies.

Rights > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights > Contributors > Valerie Tarico
Valerie Tarico
How to Talk with Your Kid about Abortion—Especially Your Abortion by Valerie Tarico

In coming decades, better birth control like long-acting IUDs and implants may make elective abortion virtually obsolete. But for now, unsought pregnancy is still painfully common; over a million American women have an abortion each year.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Rights > BodyAutonomy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate (TEDxWHU) by John Danaher

[Note: This is (roughly) the text of a talk I delivered at TEDxWHU on the 4th February 2017. A video of the talk should be available within a few weeks.]

There is a cave about 350km from here, in the Swabian Jura. It is called the Hohle Fels (this picture is the entrance to it). Archaeologists have been excavating it since the late 1800s and have discovered a number of important artifacts from the Upper Paleolithic era. In June 2005, they announced an interesting discovery.