So, I’ll kick things off with an apology to those of you who receive this as an actual newsletter, as you haven’t been receiving it. Some SPAM company cunningly infiltrated the mailing list resulting in the cancellation of the mail out functionality. It should be sorted soon, hopefully – if all is going to plan you might even be reading this from the comfort of your own inbox.
Not really sure where to start this week, other than with total solidarity to everyone in Israel & Palestine affected by the current horrors, and the horrors that are coming.
To be honest, I don’t think there’s too much more I can say than that.
I’ll sign off with Dark was the night, Cold was the Ground. Apparently this record was included on the Voyager space mission, as a way of communicating part of our humanity: “Johnson’s song concerns a situation he faced many times: nightfall with no place to sleep. Since humans appeared on Earth, the shroud of night has yet to fall without touching a man or woman in the same plight.” Seems appropriate this week.
Thanks as every to Sarah Zarmsky.
MIT Technology Review, How generative AI is boosting the spread of disinformation and propaganda
Electronic Frontier Foundation, GAO Report Shows the Government Uses Face Recognition with No Accountability, Transparency, or Training
Tom’s Hardware, Raspberry Pi Tracks Unseen Drones Using Sound
Financial Times, We need a political Alan Turing to design AI safeguards
Financial Times, When it comes to AI and democracy, we cannot be careful enough
The Washington Post, Opinion | Ellis Rosen cartoon on facial-recognition databases
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, UK: Snapchat’s AI chatbot under scrutiny for alleged privacy risks to children
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, UN Secretary General & ICRC call on states to establish new rules on autonomous weapon systems to protect humanity
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Study reveals the perils of AI-driven search engines in influencing voter information
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, OPT/Israel: 7amleh NGO warns against proposed bill advancing facial recognition surveillance in public spaces
The Digital Constitutionalist, Symposium on Safeguarding the Right to Good Administration in the Age of AI
Communications of the ACM Blog, Can AI be fair?
*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
Jude Browne, Stephen Cave, Eleanor Drage, and Kerry McInerney, Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Algorithms, Data, and Intelligent Machines
Cameron Hunter and Bleddyn E Bowen, We’ll never have a model of an AI major-general: Artificial Intelligence, command decisions, and kitsch visions of war
Claudia Aradau, Borders have always been artificial: Migration, data and AI
Sreejith Balasubramanian, Vinaya Shukla, Nazrul Islam, Arvind Upadhyay and Linh Duong, Applying artificial intelligence in healthcare: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
Sophie Wang and Taylor M Cruz, AI for Whose Good? Lessons from Community Resistance to Automation at the Port of Los Angeles
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