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Artificial Intelligence Is Putting Ultrasound on Your Phone

If Jonathan Rothberg has a superpower, it’s cramming million-dollar, mainframe-sized machines onto single semiconductor circuit boards. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Australia the latest country to have no idea how encryption works

Australia is the latest country to seek ways to access information passed between smartphones via encrypted apps, information that might be relevant …

Weapons of Math Destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy [Audio] — LSE

Speaker(s): Cathy O’Neil | We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - whether we get a job or a loan, …

Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

Law enforcement's use of the surveillance devices known as stingrays, fake cell towers that can intercept communications and track phones, remains as …

Surveillance

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Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities

As a computer science PhD student, I am a disciple of big data. I see no ground too sacred for statistics: I have used it to study everything from …

Computer Science

Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Its Online Profile of You - MIT Technology Review

Google’s new ability to match people’s offline credit card purchases to their online lives is a stunning display of surveillance capitalism in action.<p>…

Google Maps

There's a Major Problem with AI's Decision Making

For eons, God has served as a standby for “things we don’t understand.” Once an innovative researcher or tinkering alchemist figures out the science …

Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice

Author: Issie Lapowsky. Issie Lapowsky Business<p>Date of Publication: 05.23.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Amy Bach was researching her book …

Domestic Violence

Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook

Data mining is such a prosaic part of our online lives that it’s hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage. The modern condition …

Privacy

Bittersweet Mysteries of Machine Learning (A Provocation)

<i>Frank Pasquale, professor of law at the University of Maryland, reflects on the roles of machines and machine learning in today’s society, and to</i> …

Big Data & Privacy: does your organisation need an ethical based approach? - Data Protection - Australia

The theme for this year's Privacy Awareness Week is 'trust and transparency'. The focus is on consumer and community trust that flows to …

Developing a data ethics framework in the age of AI

Data ethics has exploded into mainstream consciousness in recent weeks, with media coverage of terrorism advertising on YouTube, Cambridge Analytica …

Artificial Intelligence

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence

Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the global debate about the role and ethics of the social media giant.<p>The Guardian has seen more than 100 internal training …

Internet

OAIC forces Australian govt into a data privacy code

To guard against any more breaches.

The Kekulé Problem - Issue 47: Consciousness

<i>Cormac McCarthy is best known to the world as a writer of novels. These include</i> Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, <i>and</i> The …

Santa Fe

Using Brainwaves to Guess Passwords - MIT Technology Review

The Epoc+ is an $800 brain-wave-sensing headset marketed as being able to detect emotional states such as frustration or excitement, and permit you …

Brainwaves

I'm an ex-Facebook exec: don't believe what they tell you about ads

For two years I was charged with turning Facebook data into money, by any legal means. If you browse the internet or buy items in physical stores, and then see ads related to those purchases on Facebook, blame me. I helped create the first versions of that, way back in 2012.<p>The ethics of Facebook’s …

Social Media

Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms

When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction.<p>“Can you foresee a day,” asked Shirley Ann Jackson, president of the college in upstate New York, “when smart machines, driven with …

Facebook Handed Over Data On 'Insecure' And 'Overwhelmed' Australian Teenagers To Advertisers

Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. The best -- …

Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know - MIT Technology Review

News headlines might not be the only things that are fake in the future.<p>Powerful machine-learning techniques (see “The Dark Secret at the Heart of …

The on-demand economy is a bubble—and it’s about to burst

Enjoy on-demand services while you can.<p>Whether it’s getting a lift whenever you want or ordering pad thai from the comfort of your couch, the rise of the on-demand economy has made a lot of people’s lives more convenient. But many of the services we know and love might not be around in a few years. …

Calling Bullshit.

<b>The world is awash in bullshit.</b> Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Higher education rewards bullshit over …

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases.<p>The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequalities and prejudices being reinforced in new and unpredictable ways as …

Artificial Intelligence

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Wow. Uber secretly tracked users after they deleted app. Tim Cook found out, threatened Kalanick w/ App Store deletion until Uber stood down https://t.co/QKYPeUYhX1

The Democratization of Machine Learning: What It Means for Tech Innovation

Tech is on the brink of another innovative leap thanks to the democratization of machine learning and AI, note a Wharton professor and a Google …

Emotional Chatting Machine Assesses Your Emotion and Copies It - MIT Technology Review

Chatbots have a long and venerable history dating back to the 1960s and the famous Eliza bot that fooled some people into thinking they were chatting …

Chatbots

Uber said to use “sophisticated” software to defraud drivers, passengers

Class action says Uber's "methodical scheme" manipulates rider fares, driver pay.<p>Uber has devised a "clever and sophisticated" scheme in which it …