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A Profanity Filter Banned the Word 'Bone' at a Paleontology Conference

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“Words like ‘bone,’ ‘pubic,’ and ‘stream’ are frankly ridiculous to ban in a field where we regularly find pubic bones in streams,”.

The text filter algorithm had some classic examples of embedded human biases - "Wang" was censored, "Johnson" was not.

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The above notes were curated from the full post www.vice.com/en/article/dyzamj/a-profanity-filter-banned-the-word-bone-at-a-paleontology-conference.

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