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fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator
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fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator

Robots are starting to keep tabs on and fire warehouse workers. And the day they'll be tracking all of us to evaluate our performance and make HR decisions is unsettlingly close.

tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble
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tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble

As more and more people become disillusioned with social media, a new breed of grifter blaming old human follies on technology is trying to cash in on their misery.

why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself
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why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself

When we talk about regulating artificial intelligence, we need to step back and ask ourselves a very important question. What are we regulating and why?

how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve
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how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve

Law enforcement agencies can’t wait to deploy facial recognition AI in daily policing, and pressuring lawmakers to get out of their way. But their zeal for face-seeking AI can easily backfire.

why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult
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why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult

The experiment to turn laid off coal miners into rockstar programmers has been going on for years now with little to show for it except more right wing rage on social media.

yes, artificial intelligence could be hacked, but it wouldn’t be easy
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yes, artificial intelligence could be hacked, but it wouldn’t be easy

Every computer system can be compromised, even artificial intelligence. But despite some recent warnings, it’s not about to become a prime new target for hackers.

why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social
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why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social

Tech evangelists promising an internet-powered utopia helped design of social media as we know it. Their plan to unite the world was doomed the minute it met reality.

why your artificially intelligent assistant should judge you
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why your artificially intelligent assistant should judge you

Interaction with robots on a regular basis has the potential to blur some important lines when it comes to dealing with the world around us. But the good news is that our machines can still enforce them.

when two bad ideas meet: a singularitarian blockchain to stop evil artificial intelligence
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when two bad ideas meet: a singularitarian blockchain to stop evil artificial intelligence

We need a blockchain for ethical, friendly artificial intelligence about as much as a fish needs an umbrella. But in true Singularitarian fashion, one is being proposed.

how cranks cheat algorithms and silence their critics
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how cranks cheat algorithms and silence their critics

It’s not your imagination, social media and product rankings are being gamed with very obvious tricks tech companies are refusing to stop.

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