How do dating apps work? And what are your thoughts on them? In this episode, Zoey shares how collaborative filtering works in dating apps such as Tinder, but also in Amazon. Bia shares how Hinge uses the Gale-Shapley algorithm (whilst butchering the pronunciation) to find your most compatible match. They discuss thoughts people shared via Instagram.
Further details of the maths and algorithms are shared via Instagram!
Time stamps: 0:47 – Collaborative filtering 13:55 – Gale Shapley algorithm 19:04 – Are dating apps are good/bad thing? Thoughts of Instagram followers 28:48 – Who do dating apps favour/ hinder? Thoughts of Instagram followers & some personal stories
In light of International Women’s Day 2021, Zoey and Bia interview Nina Chhita, a medical writer based in Canada. Nina brings together art and science by illustrating trailblazers in science who happen to be women.
00:10 Introduction 02:09 Quick fire quiz 03:15 What does it mean to be a medical writer? 05:31 Did you always want to study biology when you were younger? 08:10 Who were your role models growing up? 11:39 Which blue plaque story led to @science.unhinged and @nina.draws.scientists? 14:59 What was it about Rosalind Franklin that drew you to her story? 6:15 How do you get inspiration for the scientists you illustrate now? 18:26 How easy is it to find misinformation about less well-known women? 20:30 Which scientist you’ve illustrated has been most fascinating to you? 23:42 Has anything surprised you on this journey of science communication? 26:26 What are ways we can feature women in science to be more mainstream? 32:40 What would you change about the current curriculum to encourage girls to take more STEM-based subjects? 33:40 How much more progress do we need in the future and how do you think we can get there? 35:34 What makes a good scientist in your opinion? 37:45 What is planned next for nina.draws.scientist?