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a slightly more challenging paragraph from the article:

"Supply chain capitalism principles—reliance on outsourced labor, an emphasis on just-in-time delivery, faith in data-driven decision-making, pursuit of economies of scale—have ...Read More

Mutual Aid, Social Distancing, and Dual Power in the State of Emergency by Woodbine.

"The viral crisis has mutated into a general crisis of social reproduction with no end in sight. With the shutdown of businesses, schools, and countless ...Read More

"In James Bridle’s New Dark Age, he outlines in the face of climate change and other current planetary existential threats “a kind of shame in speaking about the exigencies of the present, and a deep vulnerability” which often remains ...Read More

““Abnormal body shape,” “ugly facial looks,” dwarfism, and “obvious beer belly,” “too many wrinkles,” “eye disorders,” and many other “low quality” traits are all enough to keep uploads out of the algorithmic fire hose. Videos in which “the ...Read More

AI will alter society in ways that are harmful, as evidenced by experiments in predictive policing technology that reinforce bias and disproportionately affect poor communities, as well as AI’s inability to recognize different skin tones. ...Read More

“Almost 700,000 euros (about $750,000) are going to a study by consultancy firm Deloitte on possible changes to the Prüm system, with one part of the work looking at facial recognition technology. The European Commission has also, ...Read More

I'm not sure there is anyway of stopping the proliferation of facial recognition software. Currently it's use rests in the hands of the rich and powerful and democritisation of tools like this will be the next battlefield.

"One Tuesday ...Read More

"AI systems can easily generate faces convincing enough to fool the human eye. Their clientele: advertisers, dating apps and anyone else with cash."

With an acknowledgements list that in addition to climate activists and scientists includes Thomas Friedman, Jeff Bezos and Michael Bloomberg, the book gives insight into the types of climate solutions that rich and powerful people are ...Read More

Pete Buttigieg is leading at 63 percent. Andrew Yang came in second at 46 percent. And Elizabeth Warren looks like she’s in trouble with 0 percent.

These aren’t poll numbers for the U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential contest. Instead, they ...Read More

Humans love to sort ourselves into neat boxes - by gender, race, sexual orientation and more. But, in this extract from Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren F Klein argue that it's time to dispense with these classifications.