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  • Wired
  • 2019
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The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

Spreading of harmful content through Youtube’s AI recommendation engine algorithm. AI helps create filter bubbles and echo chambers. Limited user agency to be exposed to certain content.

  • Wired
  • 2019
  • 5 min
  • Wired
  • 2020
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The Ethics of Rebooting the Dead

As means of preserving deceased loved ones digitally become more and more likely, it is critical to consider the implications of technologies which aim to replicate and capture the personality and traits of those who have passed. Not only might this change the natural process of grieving and healing, it may also have alarming consequences for the agency of the dead. For the corresponding Black Mirror episode discussed in the article, see the narratives “Martha and Ash Parts I and II.”

  • Wired
  • 2020
  • 7 min
  • VentureBeat
  • 2021
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Salesforce researchers release framework to test NLP model robustness

New research and code was released in early 2021 to demonstrate that the training data for Natural Language Processing algorithms is not as robust as it could be. The project, Robustness Gym, allows researchers and computer scientists to approach training data with more scrutiny, organizing this data and testing the results of preliminary runs through the algorithm to see what can be improved upon and how.

  • VentureBeat
  • 2021
  • 5 min
  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2020
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The Year Deepfakes Went Mainstream

With the surge of the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 became an important one in terms of new applications for deepfake technology. Although a primary concern of deepfakes is their ability to create convincing misinformation, this article describes other uses of deepfake which center more on entertaining, harmless creations.

  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2020
  • 12 min
  • Wired
  • 2018
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How Cops Are Using Algorithms to Predict Crimes

This video offers a basic introduction to the use of machine learning in predictive policing, and how this disproportionately affects low income communities and communities of color.

  • Wired
  • 2018
  • 6 min
  • TED
  • 2020
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How AI can help shatter barriers to equality

Jamila Gordon, an AI activist and the CEO and founder of Lumachain, tells her story as a refugee from Ethiopia to illuminate the great strokes of luck that eventually brought her to her important position in the global tech industry. This makes the strong case for introducing AI into the workplace, as approaches using computer vision can lead to greater safety and machine learning can be applied to help those who may speak a language not dominant in that workplace or culture train and acclimate more effectively.

  • TED
  • 2020
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