AI Ethics Weekly – Jan 19: Pseudoscience Makes a Comeback

AI Ethics Weekly – Jan 19: Pseudoscience Makes a Comeback
January 18, 2021 LH3_Admin

Questionable uses of AI spiral out of control as ethicists and governments scramble to manage the consequences.

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Chatbot Luda controversy leave questions over AI ethics, data collection
Internet Ethics @IEthics
The 20-year-old female college student chatbot persona temporarily went offline on Monday, 20 days after beginning its service, amid criticism over its discriminatory and offensive language against sexual minorities and disabled people. Read more.

Pentagon’s AI Center Aims to Advance ‘Responsible AI Literacy’ in 2021
In 2021, the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center intends to further push forward foundational guidance and projects promoting responsible AI use and strengthened awareness across the entire Defense enterprise. Read more.

Dozens sue Amazon’s Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs
DuckDuckGo @DuckDuckGo
Class action claims weak security allowed hackers to take over the smart cameras used on doorbells and in homes. Read more.

Social-Media Algorithms Rule How We See the World
h/t Theodora (Theo) Lau – 劉䂀曼 @psb_dc
What you see in your feeds isn’t up to you. What’s at stake is no longer just missing a birthday. It’s your sanity—and world peace. Read more.

Data Privacy & Surveillance Tech Draft Bills

State of Washington:
SENATE BILL 5116 AN ACT Relating to establishing guidelines for government procurement and use of automated decision systems in order to protect consumers, improve transparency, and create more market predictability. Read more.

SENATE BILL 5062  AN ACT Relating to the management, oversight, and use of data; adding a new section to chapter 42.56 RCW; adding new chapters to Title 19 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 43 RCW; creating new sections; prescribing penalties; providing an effective date; providing an expiration date; and declaring an emergency. Read more.

Draft Policies for Public Comment The Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act requires the NYPD to publish impact and use policies for the surveillance technologies used by the Department. Read more.

New York City Police Department Surveillance Technology
Ángel Díaz @AngelSDiaz_
This chart provides an overview of the NYPD’s surveillance technology, based on publicly available information, as well as the potential impact of the use of these tools. Read more.

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