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Textricator - a tool to extract text from documents and generate structured data.
Textricator is a tool to extract text from documents and generate structured data. - measuresforjustice/textricator
opensource  tool  datascience  ETL  pdf  tools  utility  text  extraction 
3 days ago by wwwald
Reconstituting ‘dwelling’ for the landless – Traders Talk
This project is the first part of a long-term research question to explore the notion of ‘dwelling’ from the hunter-gatherer perspective, towards challenging definitions of what ‘development’, as a mutation of modernity, can mean and often does. This research hopes to destabilize and disempower such broad, totalizing definitions that drive practices of ‘development’ and to redefine and reconstitute these terms in a manner in which non-western communities concerns are heard.

This project works with displaced hunter-gather communities and human rights groups between Rwanda and Uganda.

The first part of this research (the reconstituting) takes the basis of what is called ‘participatory rural appraisal’; a group action where sites of value in the surrounding area are recalled through memory, mapped and discussed. The map in this case takes the form of a large-scale 3d model of communities’ former ancestral lands made on site from parts constructed and transported from the UK.....

this cultural mapping connects and overlaps with on-going international land-advocacy projects for hunter-gatherers that make legal claims to land lost as a consequence of modernization and ‘development’.
indigenous_mapping  extraction 
26 days ago by shannon_mattern
Anatomy of an AI System
When a human engages with an Echo, or another voice-enabled AI device, they are acting as much more than just an end-product consumer. It is difficult to place the human user of an AI system into a single category: rather, they deserve to be considered as a hybrid case. Just as the Greek chimera was a mythological animal that was part lion, goat, snake and monster, the Echo user is simultaneously a consumer, a resource, a worker, and a product. This multiple identity recurs for human users in many technological systems. In the specific case of the Amazon Echo, the user has purchased a consumer device for which they receive a set of convenient affordances. But they are also a resource, as their voice commands are collected, analyzed and retained for the purposes of building an ever-larger corpus of human voices and instructions. And they provide labor, as they continually perform the valuable service of contributing feedback mechanisms regarding the accuracy, usefulness, and overall quality of Alexa’s replies. They are, in essence, helping to train the neural networks within Amazon’s infrastructural stack....

At this moment in the 21st century, we see a new form of extractivism that is well underway: one that reaches into the furthest corners of the biosphere and the deepest layers of human cognitive and affective being. Many of the assumptions about human life made by machine learning systems are narrow, normative and laden with error. Yet they are inscribing and building those assumptions into a new world, and will increasingly play a role in how opportunities, wealth, and knowledge are distributed.

The stack that is required to interact with an Amazon Echo goes well beyond the multi-layered ‘technical stack’ of data modeling, hardware, servers and networks. The full stack reaches much further into capital, labor and nature, and demands an enormous amount of each. The true costs of these systems – social, environmental, economic, and political – remain hidden and may stay that way for some time.
artificial_intelligence  supply_chain  extraction  geology  labor  teaching 
29 days ago by shannon_mattern
Anatomy of an AI System
A cylinder sits in a room. It is impassive, smooth, simple and small. It stands 14.8cm high, with a single blue-green circular light that traces around its upper rim. It is silently attending. A woman walks into the room, carrying a sleeping child in her arms, and she addresses the cylinder.
amazon  infrastructure  ai  artificial  intelligence  computing  panopticon  extraction 
4 weeks ago by juliantait
Introducing LEVO II – What’s New?
Simply put, the LEVO II was brilliantly designed and perfectly executed. Spotting a brand new ceramic-coated reservoir which is absent from its predecessor, and re-engineered silicone stirrer, the materials used are of premium quality and should last longer.
levo2  levoinfusion  vprzrs  extraction  machine  cannabis  marijuana 
6 weeks ago by system007
DataThief III
DataThief III is a program to extract (reverse engineer) data points from a graph.
Typically, you scan a graph from a publication, load it into DataThief, and save the resulting coordinates, so you can use them in calculations or graphs that include your own data.
data  extraction  plot  graph  javascript 
7 weeks ago by bezthomas

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