Greetings, and happy Monday!
Loads of interesting stories today, kicking off with the publication of a long-term Lighthouse Reports investigation into government’s use of digital fraud detection systems. This was part of a collaboration with WIRED, and ‘This Algorithm Could Ruin Your Life‘ is the first article in the series. WIRED also has a really interesting story on the US Air Force’s development of AI powered fighter planes, which are intended – initially at least – to assist human pilots, in an AI wingman type set up. It also flags up an interesting element of the use of AI in military settings, where some of the tactics used are entirely new, as opposed to ‘merely’ doing human type tasks better.
Kashmir Hill has a piece in the New York Times looking at private uses of facial recognition (including to ban lawyers involved in law suits from Madison Square Gardens). It brings up the potentially pervasive impacts of facial recognition, and how it can have significant impacts on our day to day lives, without our knowledge. Its a good complement to the Al Jazeera piece on France’s proposed use of AI-enabled surveillance at the 2024 Olympics.
Towards Data Science also has a solid accessible primer on the draft AI Regulation Act. On the status and future of AI UC Berkeley has a really impressive looking series of talks lined up, if you’re in the area (its not clear whether they will be available online?).
For those interested in open source investigations, there’s also this example of an, eh, unethical approach…
Hope you all have a great week, and thanks as ever to Sarah Zarmsky.
P.S. If you’re looking to introduce a bit of funk into your morning… probably best after coffee.
The Path towards AI Regulation, Towards Data Science
Meet the AI expert who says we should stop using AI so much, MIT Technology Review
Making Deepfakes Gets Cheaper and Easier Thanks to A.I., The New York Times
ChatGPT is the push higher education needs to rethink assessment, The Conversation
AI Can Help the IRS Catch Wealthy Tax Cheats, The Washington Post
TikTok’s Bold Glamour Beauty Filter Worries AI Experts About Reality, The Washington Post
The time to negotiate rules for AI in nuclear weapons is now, Financial Times
Inside the Suspicion Machine, WIRED
‘Noah’ and ‘Daren’ report good news about Venezuela. They’re deepfakes., The Washington Post
Which Stores Are Scanning Your Face? No One Knows., The New York Times
FBI, Pentagon helped research facial recognition for street cameras, drones, The Washington Post
Journal Articles & Chapters
*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
Defining the scope of AI regulations, Jonas Schuett, Law, Innovation and Technology
Autonomous Weapons Systems in Armed Conflicts: New Challenges for International Law, Verena Jackson, The Implications of Emerging Technologies in the Euro-Atlantic Space
Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Our World – Are We Ready?, Nikola Datzov, Dakota Digital Review
‘Fortifying the Truth: Human Rights, Generative AI, and Deepfakes’ (Webinar), Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, 30 March 2023 at 4:00-5:00pm EST
The Berkeley lectures on the status and future of AI (Multiple Dates and Times, Berkeley CA)