Good morning, and a happy Monday to ye.
An interesting enough selection of articles this week, with a specific focus on regulating AI. While this is of course good, unfortunately it does show (once again) the outsized influence exercised by white men of a certain age.
There are also a few pieces on facial recognition. The debate here in the UK around police use of the technology does seem to be heating up, amid concerns that current deployments are ‘normalising’ the technology ahead of much more pervasive uses. A concern underlined by the governments push to expand the use of the technology, in marked contrast to the Members’ of the European Parliaments more cautious approach.
Profs. Pete Fussey & William Webster have been commissioned to undertake a report on the proposed abolition of the biometrics and surveillance camera commissioners in the UK (!). There interim report is published at CRISP, with the full report due next month.
I’ve been really unwell for the last while (now recovering!) so this tune seems most appropriate for today…
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The AI Hype Wall of Shame, Critical AI & DAIR Institute
Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT, Tom’s Hardware
Can We Stop Runaway A.I.?, The New Yorker
How do you solve a problem like out-of-control AI?, MIT Technology Review
Future Of Autonomous Retail Store, Infosys
The threat of killer robots, UNESCO
Catching bad content in the age of AI, MIT Technology Review
The AI revolution already transforming education, Financial Times
To See One of A.I.’s Greatest Dangers, Look to the Military, The New York Times
As AI changes jobs, Italy is trying to help workers retrain, The Washington Post
AI will test faith in democracy, Tokyo warns, Financial Times
If AI is to become a key tool in education, access has to be equal, The Conversation
In Battle Over A.I., Meta Decides to Give Away Its Crown Jewels, The New York Times
It’s time for us to talk about creating AI-free spaces, The Conversation
Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes, The New York Times
China cracks down on AI-generated news anchors, The Register
Don’t use Beyonce to normalise live facial recognition, Open Rights Group
Eyes on the poor: Cameras, facial recognition watch over public housing, The Washington Post
The G7 Summit is an Opportunity to Tackle AI Regulation, National Interest
Reports and White Papers
A Practical Guide for OSINT Investigators to Combat Disinformation and Fake Reviews Driven by AI (ChatGPT), Nico Dekens, Shadow Dragon
*Disclaimer: The selected articles were not evaluated for their research methods and do not necessarily reflect the views of the AI & Human Rights Blog. We just thought the titles looked interesting.
Safety, privacy, or both: evaluating citizens’ perspectives around artificial intelligence use by police forces, Yasmine Ezzeddine, Petra Saskia Bayerl and Helen Gibson, Policing & Society
Hidden humans: exploring perceptions of user-work and training artificial intelligence in Aotearoa New Zealand, Briony Blackmore et al., Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online
Beyond data: human rights, ethical and social impact assessment in AI by Alessandro Mantelero, Charles D Raab, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology
Webinar: AI Sandboxes: Striking a balance between regulation and innovation, Council of Europe: On Wednesday 31 May 2023, from 1 to 2pm (CET), the Secretariat of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) is holding a webinar (hybrid/Zoom + AGORA G02) as a side event of the Sixth Plenary meeting of the CAI. It is thematically linked to the examination of the draft Council of Europe [Framework] Convention on AI, Human rights, Democracy and the Rule of law, which the Committee will discuss during the meeting. The event brings together national and international experts from across the world to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in the field of AI.