Computing Ethics Issues (8)

Stories exploring general ethical aspects of technologies.

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  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2019
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When algorithms mess up, the nearest human gets the blame

Humans take the blame for failures of AI automated systems, protecting the integrity of the technological system and becoming a “liability sponge.” It is necessary to redefine the role of humans in sociotechnical systems.

  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2019
  • 7 min
  • The Verge
  • 2019
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AI ‘Emotion Recognition’ Can’t Be Trusted

Reliance on “emotion recognition” algorithms, which use facial analysis to infer feelings. Credibility of the results in question based on inability of machines to recognize abstract nuances.

  • The Verge
  • 2019
  • 7 min
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory
  • 2018
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Man Machine Rules

The combination of the profit motive for tech companies and the vague language of non-binding ehtical agreements for coders means that there must be a higher regulation for ethical deployment and use of technology. Argues that there must be clear demarcations between what is considered real and human versus fake and virtual. Digital technologies should be regulated in a manner similar to other technologies, such as guns, cars, or nuclear weapons.

  • Mad Scientist Laboratory
  • 2018
  • 27 min
  • Cornell Tech
  • 2019
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Teaching Ethics in Data Science

Solon Barocas discusses his relatively new course on ethics in data science, following a larger trend of developing ethical sensibility in this field. He shares ideas of spreading out lessons across courses, promoting dialogue, and making sure we are really analyzing problems while learning to stand up for the right thing. Offers a case study of technological ethical sensibilities through questions raised by predictive policing algorithms.

  • Cornell Tech
  • 2019
  • 7 min
  • n/a
  • 2018
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Stealing Ur Feelings

Exploration of how, through facial and emotion recognition, digital artifacts make decisions on what we may want or need, and what they are able to do with this data.

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  • 2018
  • 15 min
  • n/a
  • 2018
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Choose Your Own Fake News

Choose-your-own-adventure game, in which you experience some sort of data fraud through acting in the position of a cast of characters.

  • n/a
  • 2018
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