Greetings all. Our weekly roundup is below. The story I find most interesting this week is the Guardian’s piece on AI generated academic essays. Without proof, this is definitely something I suspect I’ve seen this year (quite a lot). It is, of course, worrying at one level, but also incredibly difficult to prove, which makes the whole marking process super frustrating.
I’d also flag this story, on the London Mayor’s office proposing to use data and analytics to improve the city – few details as of yet, although there is a mailing list. Using data and analytics, in particular for crime-related issues, will likely throw up a number of human rights considerations, and issues to do with the legal basis for such measures remain unresolved.
‘Feeding the world by AI, machine learning and the cloud’, MIT Technology Review
‘Meet Your New Corporate Office Mate: A ‘Brainless’ Robot’, New York Times
‘Can You Tell Whether This Headline Was Written by a Robot?’, Wall Street Journal
‘Why don’t robots have rights? A lawyer’s response’, Mind Matters
‘The racing drone that could kill’, The Washington Post
‘Submission to the Commission of Jurists on the Brazilian Artificial Intelligence Bill’, Privacy International
‘The Impact of Blockchains for Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law’, Council of Europe
*Disclaimer: The selected articles and chapters were not evaluated for their research methods and do not necessarily reflect the views of the AI & Human Rights Blog
‘Predicting politicians’ misconduct: Evidence from Colombia’, Jorge Gallego, Mounu Prem and Juan F Vargas, Data & Policy
‘Ensuring AI explainability in healthcare: problems and possible policy solutions’, Tatiana de Campos Aranovich and Rita Matulionyte, Information & Communications Technology Law
‘Ethical Tensions in Applications of AI for Addressing Human Trafficking: A Human Rights Perspective’, Julia Deeb-Swihart, Alex Endert, and Amy Bruckman, Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction