Good morning, happy Monday, and welcome to the AI & Human Rights Newsletter, posting from Prague edition.
I’ll be brief, as I’m on holidays, but big thanks to Sarah Zarmsky for putting the newsletter together.
MIT Technology Review has a good piece on AI for war fighting, particularly interesting because of the run through of different technologies, including the ‘uberisation’ of artillery (seriously).
There is another wrongful arrest due to facial recognition story, and a BBC radio piece on ‘did Big Tech know I was gay before I did?’. This piece on the history of surveillance in Cairo is also a really nice read.
In a major breakthrough for humanity, AI may be able to fill in for us at Zoom meetings The future we want might finally be inching closer.
And since im in Prague, today’s song is Modlitba pro Martu, which was composed in response to the suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968, and is apparently the song Czech’s associate most with the Velvet Revolution. The performance is from just a few days after the fall of the wall. Or, for a totally different vibe, the Fine Young Cannibals …
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Cairo’s Panopticon 2.0
MIT Technology Review, Six ways that AI could change politics
Popular Science, School district uses ChatGPT to help remove library books
MIT Technology Review, Hated that video? YouTube’s algorithm might push you another just like it.
MIT Technology Review, Inside the messy ethics of making war with machines
Financial Times, UK to host AI safety summit at start of November
MIT Technology Review, AI isn’t great at decoding human emotions. So why are regulators targeting the tech?
The Washington Post, AI can now attend Zoom meetings for you
The Guardian, Google DeepMind testing ‘personal life coach’ AI tool
Financial Times, The sceptical case on generative AI
The Register, The US Pentagon launches new generative AI task force
The Register, Amazon uses AI to generate product review summaries
The Washington post, New AI app lets users ‘text’ with Jesus, as impersonated by ChatGPT
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Stanford study finds AI detection tools to be biased against international students
*Disclaimer: The following articles, chapters, and books have not been evaluated for their methodology and do not necessarily reflect the views of the AI & Human Right Blog
David Gray Widder, Sarah West, and Meredith Whittaker, Open (For Business): Big Tech, Concentrated Power, and the Political Economy of Open AI