As COVID-19 cases soar globally, we are facing a tsunami of misinformation and denial. Cathy O’Neil @mathbabedotorg poses this timely question, “If we can ignore and obfuscate a threat that is staring us right in the face, how will we navigate more distant dangers such as climate change or water supply?” Read more.
We hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe during these times of uncertainty.
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Patients aren’t being told about the AI systems advising their care
h/t Dagmar Monett @dmonett
“Tens of thousands of patients hospitalized at one of Minnesota’s largest health systems have had their discharge planning decisions informed with help from an artificial intelligence model. But few if any of those patients has any idea about the AI involved in their care.” Read More.
German court bans Tesla ad statements related to autonomous driving
h/t Tim O’Brien @_TimOBrien
“Concerns have grown about assistance systems that can perform driving tasks for extended stretches with little or no human intervention, tempting drivers to neglect their obligation to be in control of their vehicles at all times.“ Read More.
How Data Scientists Turned Against Statistics
h/t Internet Ethics @IEthics
“how is it that in a field that is supposedly built upon statistics and has so many members who hail from statistical backgrounds, we have reached a point where we have seemingly thrown away the most basic tenets of statistics like understanding the algorithms we use and the denominators of the data we work with?” Read More.
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Deepfake used to attack activist couple shows new disinformation frontier
h/t Mia Dand @MiaD
“The Taylor persona is a rare in-the-wild example of a phenomenon that has emerged as a key anxiety of the digital age: The marriage of deepfakes and disinformation.” Read More.
On a related note, How to detect deepfake faces
“Computers are getting better at dreaming up “deepfakes” — photorealistic human faces created using a technology called a generative adversarial network, or GAN.” Read More.
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