What if we had a virtual assistant that we could truly trust and knows everything about us?

Almond: the 1st federated virtual assistant. Ada Lovelace Lecture by Monica Lam (Stanford University)

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Teaching An Old Dog A New Trick | Chris Kamphuis
chriskamphuis.com/2019/03/06/t

Chris Kamphuis (at RU) reproduced the techniques from our (CWI) IR on DB paper on the Robust collection, using Anserini as preprocessing pipeline. First in a (planned) series of blog posts that revisit advantages of a DB backend to realize IR ranking. So, more to come!!

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The ‘Fairness and Transparency, towards responsible data science’ symposium on 5 March, from 13.00 to 17.00 in Leiden has free entry. Please register in advance at:

staff.universiteitleiden.nl/ne

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Student survey data from a large public university in Australia shows bias against women and teachers with non-English speaking backgrounds.

journals.plos.org/plosone/arti

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Hey Google! Een persoonlijk verhaal over datahonger. Door Pim Lindeman en Martijn Bekhuis.
tubantia.nl/redactie/google/lr
#longread

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Preliminary program available at ecir2019.org/program/ for detailed sessions and other events @ECIR2019! Please note that we may make minor adjustments in the upcoming weeks.

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@arjen I'm so glad I moved away from Mendeley a few years ago. I wrote a little PHP interface to manage a .bib file - github.com/christianp/bib-site - which powers read.somethingorotherwhatever.

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Mastodon

The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.