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Thuillier: More diversity needed in AI to fight human biases

Thuillier: More diversity needed in AI to fight human biases

Marcus Thuillier, Colmnist

November 13, 2019

As I approach graduation, diversity and representation has been on my mind. It’s been a key point of discussion in one of my classes this quarter, Leadership Insights and Skills for Data Scientists. It is of fundamental importance for data scientists, especially in the tech industry, to be aware of...

Sperti: Social media: A complex but necessary tool in democracy

Sperti: Social media: A complex but necessary tool in democracy

Elizabeth Sperti, Op-Ed Contributor

November 13, 2019

This past week, Political Union debated whether social media is corrosive to democracy. I took the stance that it wasn’t. I believe that social media is not corrosive to democracy for two reasons. First, social media is significant to movements that promote democracy. The most prominent example is...

Kessel: Partying Like It’s 1972

Kessel: Partying Like It’s 1972

Zach Kessel, Op-Ed Contributor

November 11, 2019

Leading up to the 1972 election, President Richard Nixon’s approval rate hovered from 49 to 62 percent. How, then, did he go on to win 49 states in one of the largest electoral landslides in this country’s history? The answer is a time-honored Democratic Party tradition – snatching defeat...

Addressing The Daily’s coverage of Sessions protests

November 10, 2019

Last week, The Daily was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve. On Nov. 5, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke on campus at a Northwestern University College Republicans event. The Daily sent a reporter to cover that talk and another to cover the students protesting his invitation...

Anonymous: What they don’t say about sexual assault on your campus tour

Anonymous: What they don’t say about sexual assault on your campus tour

November 10, 2019

Content warning: This article discusses and describes sexual assault. If you’re going to be sexually assaulted, make sure he goes to your school. And make sure it happens on campus. Not in your off-campus apartment. Start bulking up now, so he isn’t twice your weight. Set boundaries in your tex...