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Women have long fueled America's greatest scientific achievements. But when you go searching for information about these women scientists, you'll likely come up short. Only 19% of articles on Wikipedia are about women. In the field of science, this difference is even more pronounced. But now, a team at the Smithsonian is using artificial intelligence and good old fashioned research skills to scour the archives for lost women of science and publish their stories…before it’s too late.
- Liz Harmon, digital curator, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
- Kelly Doyle, open knowledge coordinator, Smithsonian American Women's History Museum
- Rebecca Dikow, research data scientist, Smithsonian Data Science Lab
- Tiana Curry, former intern, Smithsonian Data Science Lab
- Read about the origins of the Funk List from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.
- Dig into Tiana Curry’s detective work with the Smithsonian Data Science Lab that led to the discovery of Mary Vaux Walcott specimens attributed to Charles Walcott.
- Check out the Sidedoor episode, "The Robot in the Mirror," to further explore the limitations and possibilities of the datasets we use to train artificial intelligence.