MachineMachine /stream - tagged with ethics https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[When The World Isn’t Designed for Our Bodies | The New Yorker]]> https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/when-the-world-isnt-designed-for-our-bodies

“What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World,” a new book by the artist and design researcher Sara Hendren, opens with a challenge. A curator named Amanda has come to Hendren’s classroom at the Olin College of Engineering, where the author teaches courses on technology and disability.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2020 08:13:14 -0700 https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/when-the-world-isnt-designed-for-our-bodies
<![CDATA[Do Cyborgs Have Politics? — Pax Solaria]]> http://www.paxsolaria.net/monthly/do-cyborgs-have-politics

Image by Jamy van Zyl In 1986, Science and Technology Studies scholar Langdon Winner launched a debate about the power of technologies to shape human politics when he asked “do artefacts have politics?” A technology like the Robert Moses-designed overpasses that arc above the roads from New Yor

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:13:25 -0700 http://www.paxsolaria.net/monthly/do-cyborgs-have-politics
<![CDATA[Opinion | They Want Your Attention. Don’t Give It to Them. - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/opinion/cancel-culture.html

We need to be more disciplined about feeding the trolls. Last year, I wrote a column about the U.S. World Cup team and the unexpected lesson it taught us on its march to world domination: Our greatest weapon is our attention and how we choose to wield it.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2020 12:13:15 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/opinion/cancel-culture.html
<![CDATA[Cancel Culture and the Problem of Woke Capitalism - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/

Beware splashy corporate gestures when they leave existing power structures intact. Tumbrels are rattling through the streets of the internet. Over the past few years, online-led social movements have deposed gropers, exposed bullies—and, sometimes, ruined the lives of the innocent.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2020 02:13:28 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/
<![CDATA[Cancel Culture and the Problem of Woke Capitalism - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/

Beware splashy corporate gestures when they leave existing power structures intact. Tumbrels are rattling through the streets of the internet. Over the past few years, online-led social movements have deposed gropers, exposed bullies—and, sometimes, ruined the lives of the innocent.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2020 22:13:28 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/
<![CDATA[Opinion | This Is Not the End of the World and You Are Not a Prepper - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html

The prepper vision of the world is bleak and ruthless. Something better is happening now.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:13:30 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html
<![CDATA[MA Internet Equalities Reading List - Creative Computing Institute - Medium]]> https://medium.com/@UAL_CCi/ma-internet-equalities-reading-list-fe3d998008df

We are very excited about our new MA Internet Equalities Course, which will explore how power relations are organized, embedded and perpetuated in internet technologies, and how they can be re-organized or challenged through critical, creative and activist practice.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:59:25 -0700 https://medium.com/@UAL_CCi/ma-internet-equalities-reading-list-fe3d998008df
<![CDATA[Opinion | This Is Not the End of the World and You Are Not a Prepper - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html

The prepper vision of the world is bleak and ruthless. Something better is happening now.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:50:08 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html
<![CDATA[Black Revolutionaries in the United States | communists in situ]]> https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/black-revolutionaries-in-the-united-states/

Communist Interventions  Vol. 2  (2016) Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction. No universal selfishness can bring social good to all.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:59:15 -0700 https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/black-revolutionaries-in-the-united-states/
<![CDATA[There's no such thing as a green vegan - UnHerd]]> https://unherd.com/2020/02/veganism-is-far-less-green-than-we-think/

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

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:36:20 -0800 https://unherd.com/2020/02/veganism-is-far-less-green-than-we-think/
<![CDATA[Decolonising Utopia Resource List – Utopian Acts]]> https://utopia.ac/resources/decolonisation/

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

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Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:51:04 -0800 https://utopia.ac/resources/decolonisation/
<![CDATA[White Supremacy and Artificial Intelligence - Yes! Magazine]]> https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy/

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.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:25:14 -0800 https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy/
<![CDATA[Daddy Issues | Katherine Angel | Granta]]> https://granta.com/daddy-issues/

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.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 18:44:24 -0700 https://granta.com/daddy-issues/
<![CDATA[Readings in AI Ethics - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics]]> https://www.scu.edu/ethics/internet-ethics-blog/readings-in-ai-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.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:13 -0700 https://www.scu.edu/ethics/internet-ethics-blog/readings-in-ai-ethics/
<![CDATA[Towards an anti-fascist AI - danmcquillan.io]]> http://danmcquillan.io/ai_and_antifascism.html

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.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:31:46 -0700 http://danmcquillan.io/ai_and_antifascism.html
<![CDATA[Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/29/coding-algorithms-frankenalgos-program-danger

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.

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Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:37:30 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/29/coding-algorithms-frankenalgos-program-danger
<![CDATA[Children Are Easily Peer Pressured by Robots, Study Finds - Motherboard]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3qqep/children-are-easily-peer-pressured-by-robots-study-finds

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

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:42 -0700 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3qqep/children-are-easily-peer-pressured-by-robots-study-finds
<![CDATA[list: food ethics books]]> https://www.facebook.com/danielrourke/posts/10160454811340052

Good books about food and ethics?

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:42:25 -0700 https://www.facebook.com/danielrourke/posts/10160454811340052
<![CDATA[Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/30/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.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:36 -0700 https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/30/google-assistant-fired-a-gun-we-need-to-talk/
<![CDATA[Are you scared yet? Meet Norman, the psychopathic AI - BBC News]]> https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44040008

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.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:34 -0700 https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44040008