New package idea: one for the http://www.name-prism.com/ API

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This is a service for inferring race and ethnicity from names, more details at http://www.textmap.com/ethnicity/.

It could be a good complement to the gender package, to help people understand the composition of a community they are studying.

This is interesting but I have questions (not objections) about the the ethical use of this service. I would love to hear an ethicist’s take on how and when such a model should be used, and know whether any such consideration was made in its development.

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Yes, I’d also be interested in hearing more about the ethics of this. Who would be a good person to consult on this topic?

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For one perspective on the gender package, here is a post by Oliver Keyes https://ironholds.org/names-gender/

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@noamross Would someone from the DISC conference have ethicist connections?