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  • Chronicle
  • 2021
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Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided

The history of AI contains a pendulum which swings back and forth between two approaches to artificial intelligence; symbolic AI, which tries to replicate human reasoning, and neural networks/deep learning, which try to replicate the human brain.

  • Chronicle
  • 2021
  • 7 min
  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2020
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Why 2020 was a pivotal, contradictory year for facial recognition

This article examines several case studies from the year of 2020 to discuss the widespread usage, and potential for limitation, of facial recognition technology. The author argues that its potential for training and identification using social media platforms in conjunction with its use by law enforcement is dangerous for minority groups and protestors alike.

  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2020
  • 5 min
  • Venture Beat
  • 2021
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Google targets AI ethics lead Margaret Mitchell after firing Timnit Gebru

Relates the story of Google’s inspection of Margaret Mitchell’s account in the wake of Timnit Gebru’s firing from Google’s AI ethics division. With authorities in AI ethics clearly under fire, the Alphabet Worker’s Union aims to ensure that workers who can ensure ethical perspectives of AI development and deployment.

  • Venture Beat
  • 2021
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2021
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This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos

An anonymous college student created a website titled “Faces of the Riot,” a virtual wall containing over 6,000 face images of insurrectionists present at the riot at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. The ultimate goal of the creator’s site, which used facial recognition algorithms to crawl through videos posted to the right-wing social media site Parler, is to hopefully have viewers identify any criminals that they recognize to the proper authorities. While the creator put safeguards for privacy in place, such as using “facial detection” rather than “facial recognition”, and their intentions are supposedly positive, some argue that the implications on privacy and the widespread integration of this technique could be negative.

  • Wired
  • 2021
  • 3 min
  • Politico
  • 2021
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Library of Congress bomb suspect livestreamed on Facebook for hours before being blocked

Live streaming technologies are challenging to moderate and might have a negative effect on society’s perception of violent events. They also raise the question of how such content can be deleted once it has been broadcasted and potentially copied multiple times by different recipients.

  • Politico
  • 2021
  • 3 min
  • TechCrunch
  • 2021
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Startups at CES showed how tech can help elderly people and their caregivers

This article presents several case studies of technologies introduced at CES which are specifically designed to help elderly people continue to live independently, mostly using smartphones and internets of things to monitor both the home environment and the physical health of the occupant.

  • TechCrunch
  • 2021
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