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The University of North Carolina Gets Grant to Use Machine Learning to Identify Racist Laws

The University of North Carolina (UNC)–Chapel Hill announced that it has received a $400,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to use machine learning to identify racist laws from North Carolina’s past. UNC–Chapel Hill’s University Libraries have been working on this project since 2019, and this grant will help them extend it to two more states and “fund research and teaching fellowships for scholars interested in using the project’s outputs and techniques.” The project, On the Books, saw researchers creating “machine-readable versions of all North Carolina statutes from 1866 to 1967. Then, with subject expertise from scholarly partners, they trained an algorithm to identify racist language in the laws.”

As part of the grant, “[r]esearch fellows will pursue their own projects, making use of On the Books products: laws, workflows, scripts and the project website. [Teaching] fellows will develop and deliver college-level instructional modules featuring materials from On the Books.”

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