Transparency and Explainability (46)

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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
  • 7 min
  • CNN
  • 2021
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South Korea has used AI to bring a dead superstar’s voice back to the stage, but ethical concerns abound

The South Korean company Supertone has created a machine learning algorithm which has been able to replicate the voice of beloved singer Kim Kwang-seok, thus performing a new single in his voice even after his death. However, certain ethical questions such as who owns artwork created by AI and how to avoid fraud ought to be addressed before such technology is used more widely.

  • CNN
  • 2021
  • 7 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2017
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Fabricated Memories and Believability

In his hunt for a missing android child, the robot police officer K visits Dr. Ana Stelline to determine if a memory of his own from his childhood is real or fabricated. Dr. Stelline is in the business of creating false memories to implant into robot’s heads in order to make them seem more believably human. She argues that having memories to lean on as one experiences the world is a cornerstone of the human experience.

  • Kinolab
  • 2017
  • 7 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2013
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Digital Performers and the Gift of Choice

In this film, actress Robin Wright plays a fictionalized version of herself as an actress whose popularity is declining. Her agent Al exposes her to deep fake technology which creates a virtual version of an actor to play a role in any number of scenarios or films. These “actors” are 3D holographs with AI that have been trained to replicate the real person which they imitate. However, Robin is disconcerted with the lack of agency that she would have in deciding how her image and identity appeared in these movies.

  • Kinolab
  • 2013
  • 5 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2013
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Removed from Reality

Actress Robin Wright plays a fictionalized version of herself who traverses through both the real world and the mixed reality of Abrahama city in this narrative. As Miramount Studio animator Dylan explains to her, the rules of the mixed reality allow people to appear as an avatar which they please, editing their human features into more imaginative ones. With this capability, many people choose to remain in the mixed reality permanently, leaving the real world in a grim stupor.

  • Kinolab
  • 2013
  • 14 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Interaction Records and Privacy from Parents

Brandy and Tim are two teens who attempt to live normal lives through interacting with their peers through social media platforms. For Brandy, this means using a secret Tumblr account to express herself, since her mother has passwords to all her other accounts and is able to constantly collect data from her daughter’s devices. Tim finds similar comfort in chatting with anonymous friends in an online game chat room. Tim and Brandy’s developing relationship is threatened once both of their parents overstep and violate their children’s privacy and trust.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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