AI & Human Rights Newsletter 12 December 2022

Greetings everyone!
This will be our last newsletter before a much needed break, so we will be back sometime in the next few weeks. Not 100% sure exactly when yet.

Hope you all get to enjoy some time off, and have a wonderful 2023!

As always, huge thanks to Sarah Zarmsky.


‘Anti-cheating webcam software may have discriminated based on skin color’, NL Times

‘Compute Accounting Principles Can Help Reduce AI Risks’, Tech Policy Press

‘EU AI Act must protect all people, regardless of migration status’, Access Now

‘The New AI Writing Tool Might Teach Us the Value of Truth’, The Washington Post

‘Adobe to begin selling AI-generated stock images’, AI News

‘Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare and Some Strategies for Mitigating It’, Towards Data Science

‘San Francisco rethinks policy on police using killer robots’, TechCrunch

‘Ruling finds EU’s assistance to Africa failed to ensure surveillance protections’, Africa Times

‘I met a police drone in VR—and hated it’, MIT Technology Review

‘Uber’s facial recognition is locking Indian drivers out of their accounts’, MIT Technology Review

‘Australian artists accuse popular AI imaging app of stealing content, call for stricter copyright laws’, The Guardian

‘Humans vs. robots: The battle reaches a turning point’, The Washington Post

‘Your selfies are helping AI learn. You did not consent to this.’,The Washington Post

‘The inherent misogyny of AI portraits – Amelia Earhart rendered naked on a bed’, The Guardian

‘‘Magic Avatar’ App Lensa Generated Nudes From My Childhood Photos’, WIRED

‘These 16 US airports are reportedly testing facial recognition technology on passengers that could roll out nationwide next year’, Business Insider

‘EU: 163 civil society organisation call on EU to ensure the Artificial Intelligence Act centres the rights of marginalisedpeople and communities on the move’, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

‘From cloning actors’ voices to detecting missiles: Ukraine’s AI scene contributes to air defense’, Algorithm Watch

‘How the German government decided not to protect people against the risks of AI’, Algorithm Watch

‘The Guardian – MT police unlawfully spied on children at London climate strike’, Big Brother Watch

Journal Articles

*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

‘International Law and the Regulation of Autonomous Military Capabilities’, Abhimanyu George Jain, European Journal of International Law 

‘Artificial intelligence in higher education: a practical approach’, Aswin Aswin, Chelsi Ariati, and Surya Kurniawan, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 

‘Artificially intelligent sex bots and female slavery: social science and Jewish legal and ethical perspectives’, Daniel Sinclair, Tracey Dowdeswell, and Nachshon (Sean) Goltz, Information & Communications Technology Law 

‘Can AI invent?’, Alexandra George and Toby Walsh, Nature Machine Intelligence

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