Good morning, and happy Monday!
Leading off this week is a really interesting story in Context on ‘Fusus’ a technology which fuses police and private surveillance cameras, with predictive policing technologies, another step towards pervasive surveillance capability that highlights the (urgent) need for regulation. I really don’t think law enforcement has engaged in any serious way with the impact that the removal of anonymity can have on individuals’ lives and democratic processes. Great reporting.
There is also an interesting piece looking at the application of quantum tech to airports. Not AI, but sure we’re pretty loose with the definitions of AI anyways.
You will all also be interested in AI’s next Great Leap Forward, which has kind of gone under the radar a little bit: catgpt.dog
Nicely – as I think this is the weakest part of the newsletter, and something that needs refining – there are a few interesting journal articles at at the bottom.
Thanks to Sarah Zarmsky,
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Warm wishes to ye all, hope you have a lovely week, and I’ll sign off with some Skatalites, because thats a pretty nice way to ease into a Monday…
When AI thinks you’re dead, Prospect
Why Conscious AI Is a Bad, Bad Idea, Nautilus
DEF CON to set thousands of hackers loose on LLMs, The Register
The Human Side of AI: The Art of Leading AI Teams and Programs, Towards Data Science
Just Wait Until Trump Is a Chatbot, The Atlantic
What are the fairness implications of encoding categorical protected attributes?, Towards Data Science
AI Act – The European Way Forward, DLA Piper
Could AI Help Us Humans Trust Each Other More?, The Washington Post
Beware the ‘bad-ish’ actor when it comes to AI, Financial Times
An influencer’s AI clone will be your girlfriend for $1 a minute, The Washington Post
We need AI to help us face the challenges of the future, The Guardian
Banning AI saved humanity in ‘Dune.’ So why can’t this work for us?, The Washington Post
Meet the government robot tracking Romanians’ concerns, Financial Times
16 women & non-binary AI experts sound alarms on salient human rights risks that need policymakers’ attention,Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
ChatFished: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People With A.I., The New York Times
Google is changing the way we search with AI. It could upend the web., The Washington Post
*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
The military application of artificial intelligence technology in the United States, China, and Russia and the implications for global security, L Hunter, C Albert, C Henningan, and J Rutland, Defence & Security Analysis
Artificial Intelligence in Education: Are we ready?, M Kumar, IETE Technical Review
‘I’ve left enough data’: Relations between people and data and the production of surveillance, H Lee, Big Data & Society
Stepping back from Data and AI for Good – current trends and ways forward, V Aula and J Bowles, Big Data & Society
Training Is Everything: Artificial Intelligence, Copyright, and Fair Training, A Torrance and B Tomlinson, Dickinson Law Review
Ethical scaling for content moderation: Extreme speech and the (in)significance of artificial intelligence, S Udupa, A Maronikolakis, and A Wisiorek, Big Data & Society
How to deal with an AI near-miss: Look to the skies, K Shrishak, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Six Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Grand Challenges, O Garibay et al., International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction