Link Roundup April 2022

Cameron Cook

UW-Madison researchers made some new bird biodiversity maps available that could help with conservation. The researchers made these publicly available via the Dryad data repository, of which UW-Madison is a member institution. If you’re interested in making your data available through Dryad, check out our information about depositing!

The NIH has created a new data sharing page in the lead up to their 2023 data management and sharing plan updates.

Jennifer Patiño

In a university-industry collaboration, a team of scientists from UW-Madison, ColdQuanta, and Riverlane, successfully ran a quantum algorithm on a cold atom quantum computer for the first time.

UW-Madison’s History of Cartography Project, a reference work of maps and map history that has been 40 years in the making, will soon complete the final of six volumes, Cartography in the Nineteenth Century thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The entire series will be made available in both print and digital forms.

MIT Technology Review has released a series on AI Colonialism that explores how technology platforms are replicating colonial patterns of exploitation of the Global South. Topics in the series include how AI surveillance tools in South Africa are re-entrenching racial hierarchies, how AI data labeling firms are exploiting economic crises in Venezuela, how ride-hailing drivers in Indonesia are resisting algorithmic control through building power through community, and how Peter-Lucas Jones and Keoni Mahelona, an indigenous couple in New Zealand, are taking control of their community’s data and revitalizing the Māori language.