Just flagging a couple of interesting reports/stories. Lord Anderson has released his independent review of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016; I haven’t had a chance to read yet but look forward to doing so. WITNESS also have a think piece on using generative AI for human rights advocacy that is worth a read.
Worrying news that the British PM is to replace hospital receptionists with AI systems. Cannot foresee any problems there.
Big Brother Watch also have an interesting update on their complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding private company use of facial recognition.
Today’s song is by James, ‘Getting Away WIth It All‘ cos somedays you just feel like a chancer.
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Algorithm finds sperm in infertile men faster and more accurately than doctors
Communications of the ACM (based on NYT story) Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition
MIT Technology Review, Three things to know about how the US Congress might regulate AI
MIT Technology Review, “Forest bathing” might work in virtual reality too
Towards Data Science, A Gentle Introduction To Generative AI For Beginners
Open Rights Group, Online Safety Bill: Suella Braverman fails to understand encryption risk
OpinioJuris, Human Rights in Digital Health: AI for Good?
Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Loitering munitions: flagging an urgent need for legally binding rules for autonomy in weapon systems
The National Interest
Lord Anderson, Independent Review of the Investigatory Powers Act
EJIL Symposium , Critical International Law & Technology