Explainer: “Sex & Text: Breaking Down Movie Stereotypes w/ AI” Technical Overview

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Mary Brendza

Bad boy, home wrecker, damsel: why is every hit movie and TV show home to at least one sad, sexist cliche?

Aresxsw2018 they storytelling tropes, or cultural symptoms?

Applying AI models to box office hits and misses unearths intriguing details about some of society’s most polarizing and sexist stereotypes. This study will look at what machine learning reveals about the hidden forces at play in male/female character dynamics, how we perceive stereotype in dialogue, and good or bad, what it says about us.

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Mary Brendza
Mary Brendza