Using Artificial Intelligence to Fix Wikipedia’s Gender Problem

We hear a lot about the biases and problems inherent in AI development and use – but this is an interesting approach to solving some societal problems using AI. A piece of software scans news articles and scientific citations to try and identify scientists who are notable but not represented in existing Wikipedia articles, creating draft biographies for human editors to review and publish. So far 40,000 summaries have been produced for both men and women. The article includes a description of the development and training approach taken by the developers.
A software program from Primer scours news articles and scientific journals for women scientists who don’t have entries in the online encyclopedia.