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In her new book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Ruha Benjamin breaks down the “New Jim Code,” technology design that promises a utopian future but serves racial hierarchies and racial bias.

Sat, 01 May 2021 05:55:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Bloomberg - Are you a robot?]]>

Your browser is no longer supported. You can still use the site, but some features may not work as expected. Please consider upgrading to one of the following browsers. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Edge / Internet Explorer. Algorithms from the 1950s.

Sat, 01 May 2021 05:55:21 -0700
<![CDATA[What Happens When Biases Are Inadvertently Baked Into Algorithms - The Atlantic]]>

A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more.

Sat, 01 May 2021 05:55:18 -0700
<![CDATA[White Supremacy and Artificial Intelligence - Yes! Magazine]]>

In her new book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Ruha Benjamin breaks down the “New Jim Code,” technology design that promises a utopian future but serves racial hierarchies and racial bias.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:25:14 -0800
<![CDATA[Opinion | Good for Google, Bad for America - The New York Times]]>

At its core, artificial intelligence is a military technology. Why is the company sharing it with a rival? Mr. Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:54 -0700
<![CDATA[You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die | Technology | The Guardian]]>

In May, a video appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of Belgium on the issue of climate change. “As you know, I had the balls to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement,” he said, looking directly into the camera, “and so should you.”

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:48:08 -0800
<![CDATA[BBC - Future - The world's most prolific writer is a Chinese algorithm]]>

“Inflatable duck baby pool with canopy.” “Hot selling colourful temporary full arm tattoo for men.” “Splendid reusable dog pee pad (minimum order: 500).

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Manifesto on algorithmic humanitarianism | openDemocracy]]>

The nature of machine learning operations mean they will actually deepen some humanitarian problematics and introduce new ones of their own. This banality of machine learning is also its power. Small grocery shop in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais, 2015. Debets/Press Association.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:40 -0700
<![CDATA[What Spotify's DNA-Test Playlist Gets Wrong About Genetic Ancestry - The Atlantic]]>

Genetic-ancestry tests are having a moment. Look no further than Spotify: On Thursday, the music-streaming service—as in, the service used to fill tedious workdays and DJ parties—launched a collaboration with AncestryDNA.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:34 -0700
<![CDATA[Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code | Technology | The Guardian]]>

The death of a woman hit by a self-driving car highlights an unfolding technological crisis, as code piled on code creates ‘a universe no one fully understands’ by The 18th of March 2018, was the day tech insiders had been dreading.

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:37:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Malcolm Harris on Glitch Capitalism and AI Logic]]>

Of all the buzzy 21st-century tech phrases, “machine learning” threatens to be the most important. Programming computers is slow, but we’re nearing the point where humans give the bots parameters and let them teach themselves.

Sun, 13 May 2018 06:17:19 -0700
<![CDATA[What It’s Like to Be a Bot — Real Life]]>

Bots are everywhere. From simple algorithms and aggregator bots to complex “artificially” intelligent machine-learning systems, they have become inescapable. Some are in chat programs.

Tue, 08 May 2018 04:18:26 -0700
<![CDATA[On Automation and Free Time - e-flux Architecture - e-flux]]>

In “Fragment on Machines,” Marx made the case that with investment in automated technology, which he called fixed capital, capitalism is able to reduce necessary labor time and increase both surplus labor and value.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:49 -0700
<![CDATA[Asking the Right Questions About AI – Yonatan Zunger – Medium]]>

In the past few years, we’ve been deluged with discussions of how artificial intelligence (AI) will either save or destroy the world. Self-driving cars will keep us alive; social media bubbles will destroy democracy; robot toasters will rob us of our ability to heat bread.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:07:29 -0800
<![CDATA[Inspired by brain’s visual cortex, new AI utterly wrecks CAPTCHA security | Ars Technica]]>

Computer algorithms have gotten much better at recognizing patterns, like specific animals or people's faces, allowing software to automatically categorize large image collections. But we've come to rely on some things that computers can't do well.

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:44 -0800
<![CDATA[Princeton researchers discover why AI become racist and sexist | Ars Technica]]>

Ever since Microsoft's chatbot Tay started spouting racist commentary after 24 hours of interacting with humans on Twitter, it has been obvious that our AI creations can fall prey to human prejudice. Now a group of researchers has figured out one reason why that happens.

Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:29 -0700
<![CDATA[What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism | WIRED]]>

This story is part of our special coverage, The News in Crisis. When Republican Steve King beat back Democratic challenger Kim Weaver in the race for Iowa’s 4th congressional district seat in November, The Washington Post snapped into action, covering both the win and the wider electoral trend.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:27 -0800
<![CDATA[ROAR Magazine]]>

Last year, Stanford University published a study confirming what many of us may long have suspected: that your computer can predict what you want with more accuracy than your spouse or your friends.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:23 -0800
<![CDATA[​The age of humanism is ending| Opinion | Analysis | M&G]]>

There is no sign that 2017 will be much different from 2016. Under Israeli occupation for decades, Gaza will still be the biggest open prison on Earth.

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:15:46 -0800
<![CDATA[Which decisions should we leave to algorithms? | Aeon Essays]]>

In central London this spring, eight of the world’s greatest minds performed on a dimly lit stage in a wood-panelled theatre. An audience of hundreds watched in hushed reverence.

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:56:38 -0700