So, to kick off this week’s newsletter: AI meets, eh, AI. Amnesty Norway have caused a bit of a kerfuffle by using AI generated images as part of a thread marking two years since the start of a national strike in Colombia. Sam Gregory (of WITNESS) posted a thread in response, which summarises a lot of the concerns, and different approaches. As Sam notes, there is potential in using AI images for advocacy (some of the images are quite striking, real people aren’t being depicted, etc.). It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out, and if AI or AI Norway responds.
Most significantly this week – I think – is that the European Parliament finished a key stage in the drafting the Artificial Intelligence Act, there is still a bit of a way to go, but it is a very significant step.
The Dutch are also back in the news, this time in a Lighthouse reports piece on the use of algorithms in visa applications, and profiling based on nationality, age and gender.
Happy May Day, and thanks to Sarah Zarmsky
Newsletter – 1 May 2023
It’s Time to Protect Yourself From AI Voice Scams, The Atlantic
Conservative British Government Is Seizing the Day on AI While the U.S. Dawdles, Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Ethnic Profiling, Lighthouse Reports
Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe, University of Glasgow
The Case for Big Action to Regulate Artificial Intelligence, The Information
How can we build human values into AI?, Deep Mind
A Cambridge Analytica-style scandal for AI is coming, MIT Technology Review
A.I. Is Getting Better at Mind-Reading, The New York Times
Generative AI is forcing people to rethink what it means to be authentic, The Conversation
Behind the Buzz of Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights Watch
Here’s how the data we feed AI determines the results, The Register
Robots run the show as Swiss radio tests AI voices for a day, The Washington Post
Could AI Save the Amazon Rainforest?, The Guardian
ChatGPT and law exams, EJIL: TALK!
*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
Artificial Intelligence, Decision Making and International Law, Matilda Arvidsson and Gregor Noll, Nordic Journal of International Law
The complications of regulating AI, Marketplace Tech
Lauren Kahn on Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy, Centre for the Governance of AI
The Ballad of ‘Deepfake Drake’, The New York Times