A bit of a bumper edition to the newsletter this week. There’s a really good Dazed story on the role of deepfakes in future conflict, and quite a lot of deepfake related content in general. You’ll all be relieved to know though that there is a potential AI-based solution to the sushi belt scandal that has been rocking Japan.
There is also the quite worrying news that Microsoft has laid off its ethics team, which seems to be part of an unfortunate broader trend in tech. This is coupled with an AI News story that ‘developers believe AI will have a positive impact’ – might need to put some work into that lads 🙂 To balance things out though, there’s a more good news story on the use of AI to help detect breast cancer.
It’s not really AI-related, but there is also an open letter from, eh, open rights group, about the Manchester 10, and allegedly discriminatory policing practices related to gang matrix-style shenanigans. It does highlight the link between underlying practices and technical approaches.
I’m also hiring a postdoc in sociology (or related) to look at the chilling effect of surveillance (and more) so if you know anyone, please do let them know, or share. The salary is around £45k, and visa applications are supported.
Thanks, as ever, to Sarah Zarmsky, and hope ye all have a good week
AI Newsletter – 20 March 2023
Deepfake ‘news’ videos ramp up misinformation in Venezuela, Financial Times
What Have Humans Just Unleashed?, The Atlantic
The Promise and Peril of AI Legal Services to Equalize Justice, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Digest
Scientists develop mobile system for object detection, image analysis in disaster response, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Microsoft lays off AI ethics team, AI News
Making Deepfakes Gets Cheaper and Easier Thanks to A.I., The New York Times
Using A.I. to Detect Breast Cancer That Doctors Miss, The New York Times
How AI could write our laws, MIT Technology Review
Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Courts, and Real Harms, Lawfare Blog
Justice Dept. Investigates Tik Tok Parent Over Potential Data-Gathering Issues, The Washington Post
An AI Told Me I Had Cancer, WIRED
Devalue or Defend: Generative AI, Artists, and the Law, Berkman Klein Center Collection
AI, human rights, democracy and the rule of law: A primer prepared for the Council of Europe, David Leslie, Christopher Burr, Mhairi Aitken, Josh Cowls, Mike Katell and Morgan Briggs, The Alan Turing Institute
*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
Human dignity and AI: mapping the contours and utility of human dignity in addressing challenges presented by AI, Sue Anne Teo, Law, Innovation & Technology
Liability Regimes in the Age of AI: a Use-Case Driven Analysis of the Burden of Proof, David Fernández Llorca, Vicky Charisi, Ronan Hamon, Ignacio Sánchez and Emilia Gómez, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
Ethical use of artificial intelligence in health professions education, Ken Masters, Medical Teacher