AI Ethics Weekly – October 5: A Day Without Misinformation

AI Ethics Weekly – October 5: A Day Without Misinformation
October 4, 2021 LH3_Admin

This week’s outage gave us an insight into what a world without Facebook’s propaganda spinning surveillance ecosystem would look like.

Facebook is down – but you can still get your misinformation fix
h/t Julia Carrie Wong @juliacarriew
With WhatsApp and Instagram MIA, now’s your chance to experience the internet without Zuck looking over your shoulder

Facebook ‘accountable to no one,’ whistleblower will say in testimony
h/t Mia Shah-Dand @MiaD
“Former Facebook (FB.O) employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to regulate the social media giant, which she plans to liken to tobacco companies that for decades denied that smoking damaged health. Haugen will tell the panel that Facebook executives regularly chose profits over user safety.” Read more.

Artificial Intelligence Ain’t That Smart. Look at Tesla, Facebook, Healthcare
h/t Valentine Goddard @Vavacolor
“Investors are pouring money into artificial intelligence, despite clear setbacks in self-driving cars, social media and even healthcare.” Read more.

Are AI ethics teams doomed to be a facade? Women who pioneered them weigh in
h/t Theodora (Theo) Lau @psb_dc
“After Google fired Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, leading voices in the space and the former co-leads of the company’s ethical AI lab, this past winter after Gebru refused to rescind a research paper on the risks of large language models, it felt as if the rug had been pulled out on the whole concept.” Read more.

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