As challenging as the past year (and more) has been, the Internet has made it possible for many important aspects of life, work, and culture to continue.A Year in Lockdown: How the Waves of COVID-19 Impact Internet Traffic Read More
To say that AI, today, is a technical discipline is entirely naive: it is a social, worldwide experiment. Our tools have teeth that cut into the everyday lives of all, and this leaves a collection of engineers and scientists in the awkward position of having far more impact on the future than is their due.
…But AI ethics is not the science of ethics, but rather shorthand for the notion of applying ethical considerations to issues surfaced by AI technologies: surveillance, information ownership, privacy, emotional manipulation, agency, autonomous military operations, and so forth.
As past identities become stickier for those entering adulthood, it’s not just individuals who will suffer. Society will too.Why an internet that never forgets is especially bad for young people Read More
Policing has always relied upon large amounts of information. But the scale and speed of its processing is different.Increasing Automation in Policing Read More
When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create.Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age Read More
The technical resources largely exist to address the risk of a hyperconnected world, but the political, economic, and social impetus is lagging. “The fundamental problem is that companies are interested in getting products to market quickly. The market does not reward security,” Schneier says.Deep Insecurities: The Internet of Things Shifts Technology Risk Read More