YouTube’s algorithm hacked a human vulnerability, setting a dangerous precedent [Birmingham]

YouTube’s algorithm hacked a human vulnerability, setting a dangerous precedent — from which-50.com by Andrew Birmingham Excerpt (emphasis DSC): Even as YouTube’s recommendation algorithm was […]

Google’s war on deepfakes: As election looms, it shares ton of AI-faked videos [Tung]

Google’s war on deepfakes: As election looms, it shares ton of AI-faked videos — from zdnet.com by Liam Tung Google has created 3,000 videos using […]

Reflections on “Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system” [Elgan]

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system — from fastcompany.com by Mike Elgan In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. […]

Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’: study

Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’: study — from news.yahoo.com by Issam Ahmed Excerpt: Washington (AFP) – Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are […]

Why cities are banning facial recognition technology [Wired.com]

A handful of US cities have banned government use of facial recognition technology due to concerns over its accuracy and privacy. WIRED’s Tom Simonite talks […]

Reflections on “Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI | A WIRED Film”

  From DSC: As many times happens with humans use of technologies, some good and some bad here. Exciting. Troubling. Incredible. Alarming. Companies, please make […]

The new kind of warfare being waged amongst humankind. How far have we really come through the centuries? [Christian]

Russian hackers behind ‘world’s most murderous malware’ probing U.S. power grid — from digitaltrends.com Georgina Torbet   U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid — […]

A troubling post from the Verge re: the future of facial recognition in society

Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous — from theverge.com by James Vincent; with thanks to Mr. Paul Czarapata, Ed.D. out […]

‘Robots’ Are Not ‘Coming for Your Job’– Management Is [Merchant]

‘Robots’ Are Not ‘Coming for Your Job’—Management Is — from gizmodo.com by Brian Merchant; with a special thanks going out to Keesa Johnson for her […]

San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition [Hautala]

San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition— from cnet.com by Laura Hautala It won’t be the last city to consider […]

Check out this deepfake — incredible, and yet alarming.

  Watch Salvador Dalí Return to Life Through AI — from interestingengineering.com by The Dalí Museum has created a deepfake of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí that […]

People, Power and Technology: The Tech Workers’ View [doteveryone.org.uk]

People, Power and Technology: The Tech Workers’ View — from doteveryone.org.uk Excerpt: People, Power and Technology: The Tech Workers’ View is the first in-depth research into […]

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