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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Data Ethics

Technology

 "Feel good, high-level data ethics principles are not fit for the purpose of regulating big tech."  thenextweb.com

 

Talking Technology

Source: (J. Metcalf and K. Crawford Big Data & Society January–June; 2016)
A council convened by the US National Science Foundation to lay groundwork for big-data ethics concluded that technology had created “mismatches” between conventional ethical paradigms for protecting individuals and new sorts of “informational harm”.

"As technology is affecting more elements of our lives, we should all have a say in this – we need to make sure people understand the consequences of AI, what it is and how people are different from computers." Anastasia Dedyukhina

Algorithmic Accountability Act

Source: Engadget
 
Senators Cory Booker, Yvette Clarke and Ron Wyden have introduced an Algorithmic Accountability Act that would require larger companies to test their algorithms to address discrimination and bias in technology.

In The News

(Google) Just a week after it was announced, Google’s new AI ethics board is already in trouble. The board, founded to guide “responsible development of AI” at Google, would have had eight members and met four times over the course of 2019 to consider concerns about Google’s AI program. Read More via Vox