Miriam Adelson is an accomplished physician who has published around a hundred research papers on the physiology and therapy of craving. She likewise races a high-profile substance-abuse clinic in Las Vegas. Oh, and she’s the publisher of Israel’s largest newspaper and, with her billionaire spouse Sheldon, a donor and influential Republican party donor.
Yet Wikipedia does not have an entry for her.
Adelson was among millions of identifies flagged by Quicksilver, a software tool by San Francisco startup Primer designed to help Wikipedia editors fill in blind spots in the crowdsourced encyclopedia. Its underrepresentation of women in science is a particular target. The world’s fifth-most-visited website has a long-running problem with gender bias: Merely 18 percent of its biographies are of women. Investigations estimate that between 84 and 90 percent of Wikipedia writers are male.
Quicksilver expends machine-learning algorithms to scour news articles and scientific awards to find notable scientists missing from Wikipedia, and then write perfectly sourced drawing enterings for them. The draft for Miriam Adelson looks like this 😛 TAGEND