Entries by Mascha Kurpicz-Briki

How apps can help with mental health problems

Various mental health apps have been developed to support clinical professionals and patients. What is already possible today and what does it have to do with augmented intelligence? In Switzerland, 25.9% of the Swiss population reported mild, 5.9% moderate and 2.8% severe depression symptoms in 2017, an increase compared to the previous survey in 2012 […]

When Mehmet and Peter are not the same – bias based on the origin of names in word vectors

Pre-trained language models such as word vectors can contain social stereotypes, which can lead to software making discriminatory decisions. Based on the results of the first study, researchers from IDAS at the Bern University of Applied Sciences have now investigated further stereotypes hidden in word vectors. The results were published in the journal Frontiers in […]