Google Images is the public face of everything: When you want to see what something looks like, you will probably just Google it. A data-driven investigation by DW that analysed over 20,000 images and websites reveals an inherent bias in the search giant's algorithms . Image searches for the expressions "Brazilian women," "Thai women"or "Ukrainian women," for instance, show results that are more likely to be "racy” than the results that show up when searching for "American women," according to Google's own image analysis software. Similarly, after a search for "German women," you are likely to see more pictures of politicians and athletes. A search for Dominican or Brazilian women, on the other hand, will be met with rows and rows of young ladies wearing swimsuits and in sexy poses. Screenshots of Google image search results for "German women" (left) vs "Brazilian women" (right) This pattern is already visible to the naked eye and can be attested with a simple search … [Read more...] about Google image search cements national stereotypes of ‘racy’ women
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BRITS aged between 56 and 59 have been invited to receive their coronavirus vaccine as the rollout goes from strength to strength. It comes as Gavin Williamson admitted this morning that ministers are "looking at" a longer school day and shorter holidays to make up for lost education due to the pandemic . Hundreds of thousands of letters for the over 56 age group began landing on doorsteps today, Public Health England have said. Meanwhile, Professor Sharon Peacock, head of the Covid-19 Genomics UK scientific body, told The Times she was "very optimistic" that the immunisation programme would continue to be effective. It comes as a minister predicted that all adults could receive the jab by June should the vaccine rollout continue at its current pace. Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, told The Times it was “possible” that all adults could be offered vaccines by June. Follow our coronavirus live blog below for the very latest news and updates on the … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news UK – Over-56s invited for vaccine and ministers ‘looking at’ longer school day & shorter holidays
FITNESS watches have dominated the wearables market for years, but is that about to change? NURVV has created running insoles to shake up the market - and we've put them to the test. If you've ever wondered why you measure data about steps from your wrist and not your feet, then these running insoles will be right up your street. Read our full NURVV Run insoles review below. What is NURVV? In the simplest terms, NURVV Run is a "smartwatch" for your feet. It's a combination of insoles and trackers that are designed to provide feedback on your runs to help improve your speed, technique and reduce the risk of injury. Each insole has 32 sensors that measure various metrics 1000 times-per-second. They provide data that a typical fitness watch would such as distance, time and elevation, as well as more niche data such as pronation, footstrike and balance. NURVV Run Insoles, £249.99, Very - buy here NURVV Review: Quick Overview As relatively new runners, we were pretty … [Read more...] about NURVV Run Review: Are smart insoles the future of your training?