MachineMachine /stream - tagged with ethics en-us LifePress <![CDATA[There's no such thing as a green vegan - UnHerd]]>

Go meatless to save the earth! After all, the meat industry contributes 14.

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:36:20 -0800
<![CDATA[Decolonising Utopia Resource List – Utopian Acts]]>

This collection of resources is a collaborative effort which came out of the Utopian Studies Conference 2019 held at Monash University in Prato, Italy.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:51:04 -0800
<![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[Daddy Issues | Katherine Angel | Granta]]>

In the awful, wearying months in which Harvey Weinstein’s ritualistic mistreatment of women was being recounted daily in the media, I found myself, like so many others, wondering and talking about the men in my life: ex-boyfriends, ex-stalkers, ex-harassers, ex-gropers.

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 18:44:24 -0700
<![CDATA[Readings in AI Ethics - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics]]>

Irina Raicu is the director of the Internet Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Views are her own.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Towards an anti-fascist AI -]]>

This talk is about some pressing issues with AI that don't usually make the headlines, and why tackling those issues means developing an antifascist AI. When i talk about AI i'm talking about machine learning and about artificial neural networks, also known as deep learning1.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:31:46 -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[Children Are Easily Peer Pressured by Robots, Study Finds - Motherboard]]>

The eerie possibility of robots manipulating humans crops up in science fiction tales like Ex Machina or Battlestar Galactica.

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:42 -0700
<![CDATA[list: food ethics books]]>

Good books about food and ethics?

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:42:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk]]>

For better or worse, Google Assistant can do it all. From mundane tasks like turning on your lights and setting reminders to convincingly mimicking human speech patterns, the AI helper is so capable it's scary. Its latest (unofficial) ability, though, is a bit more sinister.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Are you scared yet? Meet Norman, the psychopathic AI - BBC News]]>

Norman is an algorithm trained to understand pictures but, like its namesake Hitchcock's Norman Bates, it does not have an optimistic view of the world. Norman sees a man being electrocuted.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:34 -0700
<![CDATA[Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare]]>

Memes and social networks have become weaponized, while many governments seem ill-equipped to understand the new reality of information warfare. How will we fight state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda in the future?

Tue, 08 May 2018 04:18:25 -0700
<![CDATA[How Silicon Valley has made your computer sexist and racist | The Sunday Times Magazine | The Times & The Sunday Times]]>

For 10 years Josephine was a rarity: a female hotshot in the heart of Silicon Valley. Having made her name, she was in demand and looked forward to climbing the corporate ladder at least as fast as her male co-workers.

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Robots, Rape, and Representation | SpringerLink]]>

1.Perkowitz S (2004) Digital people: from bionic humans to androids. Joseph Henry Press, WashingtonGoogle Scholar2.Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Directed by Craig Gillespie. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer & Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, USAGoogle Scholar3.

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:01:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Embracing the Horror of The Anthropocence (plenary talk)]]>

This talk was delivered as the plenary paper for The 11th Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Imperial College, London, 2nd August 2016. You can find the full content of the talk beneath the slides in the comments section, or click the gear icon below and select ‘Open speaker notes’ It is presented here under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence – please use as you wish, but always reference and refer back to this post or the slide show.

“Any sufficiently advanced civilisation is indistinguishable from its garbage.” – Bruce Sterling

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:50:49 -0700
<![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
<![CDATA[Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem -]]>

ACCORDING to some prominent voices in the tech world, artificial intelligence presents a looming existential threat to humanity: Warnings by luminaries like Elon Musk and Nick Bostrom about “the singularity” — when machines become smarter than humans — have attracted millions of dollars and

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:55:05 -0700
<![CDATA[What’s the Value of Recreating the Palmyra Arch with Digital...]]>

What’s the Value of Recreating the Palmyra Arch with Digital Technology?Seven months after ISIS destroyed Palmyra’s 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph, the structure has risen once more — but this time 2,800 miles away from the ancient city, in London’s bustling Trafalgar Square.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:51:49 -0700
<![CDATA[The Hidden Burden of Exoskeletons for the Disabled - The Atlantic]]>

Last year, a man in an exoskeleton kicked off the Men’s World Cup. Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old from Brazil, was outfitted by a team of scientists from the Walk Again Project with a complex framework of braces and metal armature that could all be controlled by his brain.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:03:02 -0700
<![CDATA[Afrofuturism and Outsider Tech]]>

When we think about technology, most of us realize that it includes more than just gadgets and robotics, or the images of rockets and spaceships that filled 20th-century science fiction.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:03:01 -0700