AI Ethics Weekly – May 18: The Mother Lode of All Awful Things

AI Ethics Weekly – May 18: The Mother Lode of All Awful Things
May 17, 2021 LH3_Admin

This past week was a continuation of racist algorithms, sexist tropes, and good old fashioned creepy surveillance.

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Jacinda Ardern calls for ‘ethical algorithms’ to help stop online radicalisation
h/t Jazzmin @jazzmingota
“Tech companies need to make more progress on algorithms that can drive social media users to become radicalised, New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has said.” Read more.

In charts: facial recognition technology — and how much do we trust it?
h/t Theodora (Theo) Lau – 劉䂀曼 @psb_dc
“The global market is growing, but technical bias against women and people of colour is cause for concern.” Read more

Four-Woman Group That Fought U.K. Algorithms Steps Up for Tech-Worker Rights
h/t Stephanie Hare @hare_brain
“A four-woman technology-advocacy group that forced the British government to scrap a controversial algorithm for processing visas and led a public backlash over a tool for predicting high-school grades now is taking on Facebook Inc. and Uber Technologies over worker rights.” Read more.

Tech Companies Don’t Need to Be Creepy to Make Money
h/t Clive Thompson @pomeranian99
“The unlikely success of DuckDuckGo suggests a way to escape surveillance capitalism. Last year, the company’s traffic more than doubled. It has done this with no creepy surveillance.” Read more.

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