Rappler's Maria Ressa Recommends How to Tame the Corrosive Effects of Social Media - Nieman Reports
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we needed to take investigative journalism and combine it with technology to build communities of action... I went from managing 1,000 journalists to 12 people...Our information ecosystem has already been destroyed. We’ve been poisoned... We were the third [news outlet] attacked... we stood up because we have no other business interests...In the o…

How Big Tech Is Struggling With the Ethics of AI
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companies have begun to self-regulate by trying to set up their own “AI ethics” initiatives ... led to a fragmented landscape of efforts ... not yet had demonstrable outcomes beyond igniting a debate ... these ethics boards and principles lacked teeth... Chinese companies are generally more concerned with solving real-world problems ... rather th…

02/06/2019
'Bias deep inside the code': the problem with AI 'ethics' in Silicon Valley | Technology | The Guardian
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Major tech corporations have launched AI “ethics” boards that not only lack diversity, but sometimes include powerful people with interests that don’t align with the ethics mission... Partnership on AI... by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft, does not appear to have black board members or staff ... a board dominated by men.. empty PR sp…

01/04/2019
Beyond the Rhetoric of Algorithmic Solutionism
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algorithmic systems don’t simply cost money to implement. They cost money to maintain. They cost money to audit. They cost money to evolve ... divert taxpayer money from direct services, to lining the pockets of for-profit entities under the illusion of helping people....a diversion of liability ... those in powerful positions blame the algorithms…

What we talk about when we talk about fair AI – BBC News Labs – Medium
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Over the coming years, we’ll see the BBC develop and roll-out more and more machine learning algorithms for storing, retrieving, tagging and possibly even creating content.... What if we lock our audiences in to what they just want to hear, never challenging them? ... Should the algorithms we use be open to public scrutiny?... inform our own thin…

To End Hate, We Gotta Walk the Talk – Jack Preston King – Medium
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Mom did a very brave thing, considering where and when she lived... She watched a TV documentary about transgender identity... She let it change her thinking. .. turned to me during a commercial break and said, “I think maybe sometimes God makes mistakes.”... never spoke an unkind word about gay, lesbian, or transgender people after that day. For …

When Not to Trust the Algorithm
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I was particularly ashamed of the way that the AAA ratings, which were in some sense a mathematical promise of safety, had been actually just lies, mathematical lies... like a weaponized mathematics ... actually people don’t want to know what their actual risk ... mathematics ... was being used ... so that people could go on doing essentially corr…

18/09/2017
What does research say about how to effectively communicate about science?
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the science on how to best communicate science across different issues, social settings and audiences has not led to easy-to-follow, concrete recommendations... becoming increasingly clear that the “deficit model” ... if we just “fill people up” with science knowledge and understanding, they’ll become increasingly rational decision-makers – simpl…

Technology Vs. Human - Who Is Going To Win? An Interview With Gerd Leonhard
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trillions of dollars are spent on making the world technologically ‘smarter’ ... but very little is spent on getting humans ready for that future... We will need to decide, very soon, where humans end and machines start, and vice-versa- and this is an ethical question NOT a technological challenge.

15/11/2016
How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language - Scientific American
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when people are confronted with moral dilemmas, they do indeed respond differently when considering them in a foreign language than when using their native tongue.

When Algorithms Give Orders: The Ethics Of Fulfilling Our Desires Vs Saving Us From Ourselves
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Algorithms quietly make a myriad decisions for us each day... Perhaps most importantly, these algorithms decide what we see online and how much we are aware of what is going on in the world around us... Today's digital assistants are designed to abstract ever further away from pages of links towards synthesizing information on our behalf... What …

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill
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carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.

13/01/2016
Algorithm writers need a code of conduct
www.theguardian.com
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taking us towards what an American legal scholar, Frank Pasquale, has christened the “black box society”... subtitle – “the secret algorithms that control money and information” ... it’s not just about money and information but increasingly about most aspects of contemporary life... we know that Facebook algorithms can influence the moods and t…

07/12/2015
Self-Driving Cars Get a Code of Ethics
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When cars come with an 'ethics module', will it be optional? Will there be choices? Will you have to get an upgrade if you change your religious beliefs? Fun cans of worms: "a professor of philosophy at Cal Poly is exploring the ethical dilemmas that may arise when vehicle self-driving is deployed in the real world." - Self-Driving Cars Get …

The moral imperative for bioethics - The Boston Globe
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"Just imagine how much happier you would be if a prematurely deceased loved one were alive, or a debilitated one were vigorous — and multiply that good by several billion, in perpetuity. Given this potential bonanza, the primary moral goal for today’s bioethics can be summarized in a single sentence.Get out of the way. A truly ethical bioethics…

Please, Corporations, Experiment on Us
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Why does one “experiment” (i.e., introducing a new product) fail to raise ethical concerns, whereas a true scientific experiment (i.e., introducing a variation of the product to determine the comparative safety or efficacy of the original) sets off ethical alarms? - Please, Corporations, Experiment on Us - The New York Times

22/06/2015
Self-driving cars and the Trolley problem
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"According to Morgan Stanley, self-driving cars will be commonplace in society by ~2025. This got me thinking about the ethics and philosophy behind these cars... can you imagine a world in which say Google or Apple places a value on each of our lives, which could be used at any moment of time to turn a car into us to save others?" - Self-dr…

25/05/2015
What Does Ethical Social Networking Software Look Like?
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"This is a Big Deal for a lot of people right now, because the software companies that support our social lives have become so evil and pervasive and controlling in recent years." - What Does Ethical Social Networking Software Look Like? — The Message — Medium

FBLabRats: Can we take something positive?
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"The absolute worst thing that can happen as a result of this furore is that (a) Facebook keep any and all data they collect private, and run these sorts of studies behind closed doors, and (b) scientists wouldn’t want to touch their data anyway, for fear of public outrage. This would be disastrous, because social media hosts a wealth of informati…

Research, ethics & #FBLabRats
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Truly excellent, insightful piece. "if Facebook did make the content that users see more positive, should we simply be happy? ... If Alice is happier when she is oblivious to Bob’s pain because Facebook chooses to keep that from her, are we willing to sacrifice Bob’s need for support and validation? This is a hard ethical choice ... Facebook is…

Scienceblogs: an inspirationally cautionary tale for EU social media?
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Scienceblog’s sudden implosion following a tragic loss of ethical compass … an inspriration for the development of the European online public space, and is a cautionary tale regarding the boundaries between blogging, journalism, sponsorship, advertising and marketing

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