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Dataset Creators: The Architects of AI

Season 4: Episode 4

How do you make a dataset? And…how do you make a better one? Does a dataset accurately reflect what it claims to, and who should be held accountable if a dataset is misused?

These are just a few of the questions posed by Will Orr and Kate Crawford when they embarked on a groundbreaking study of dataset creators, a historically overlooked and undervalued piece of the AI puzzle. In this episode, Will and Kate discuss their findings, the challenges all creators face, and what it means to produce and care for these unstable, unwieldy repositories once they’re out in the world.