This past week brought us more disturbing uses of AI including phrenology and physiognomy
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Students Are Pushing Back Against Proctoring Surveillance Apps
h/t EFF @EFF
“Through dozens of petitions across the country, and the globe, students too are pushing school administrators and teachers to consider the risks these apps create.” Read more.
Amazon is embracing surveillance-as-a-service
h/t Khari Johnson @kharijohnson
“If you followed the spate of bad news about Ring in the past year – stories of racial profiling, partnerships with more than 1,300 police departments nationwide, and the hacking of a camera in an eight-year-old’s room — this strategy may come as little surprise.” Read more.
The Rise of Digital Despots
h/t Hessie Jones @hessiejones
“Not surprisingly, those inclined to authoritarianism around the world are actively taking advantage of the already propitious environment that social media presents for them.” Read more.
Good Grief! More Racist AI…
A controversial photo editing app slammed for AI-enabled ‘blackface’ feature
h/t Anna 4erepawko Mészáros @4erepawko
“Photo editing app Gradient is under fire for a new feature that lets people alter their ethnicity in images, with many slamming it for promoting digital ‘blackface.’” Read more.
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