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The Boston Globe

What Facebook can learn from academia about protecting privacy

The death of privacy is not inevitable.

Jun 21, 2018
Medium

Regarding the usage of surveillance equipment in the City of Boston

It is urgent that Boston develop policies that comprehensively account for what surveillance means today.

Jun 19, 2018
The New York Times

From Westworld to Best World for the Internet of Things

"While procrastination around security has been vital to the expansion of the internet, 'later' doesn’t mean 'never,'" explains Jonathan Zittrain in this NY Times opinion. "We can…

Jun 3, 2018
The Guardian

Data Protection Laws Are Shining a Needed Light on a Secretive Industry

In this article for The Guardian, Bruce Schneier describes some new data protection laws aimed to regulate data brokers.

Jun 1, 2018
TechCrunch

How Facebook Can Better Fight Fake News: Make Money Off People Who Promote it

Leverage the aggregate insights of its own users to root out false or deceptive news, and then, remove the profit motive by charging publishers who try to promote it.

Mar 30, 2018
Wired

The Limits of Explainability

For decades, artificial intelligence with common sense has been one of the most difficult research challenges in the field

Mar 1, 2018
CNN

When a robot writes your news, what happens to democracy?

In the not-so-distant future, we will be presented with the version of the news we wish to read -- not the news that some reporter, columnist or editorial board decides we need…

Feb 27, 2018
Medium

Putting the J(ustice) in FAT

Ben Green calls for the disentanglement of the concepts of unfairness and injustice within the Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency movement.

Feb 26, 2018
Wired

Dont' Make AI Artificially Stupid in the Name of Transparency

In this Wired op-ed, David Weinberger discusses the implications around…

Jan 28, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur, Costa Rica 2018: Alexander Trechsel

Alexander Trechsel shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Alexander Trechsel shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur, Costa Rica 2018: Sandra Cortesi

Sandra Cortesi, Director of Youth and Media, shares her reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Sandra Cortesi, Director of Youth and Media, shares her reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica 2018: Andrés Lombana

Andres Lombana shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica 2018: Urs Gasser

Urs Gasser, executive director of the Berkman Klein Center and Professor at Harvard Law School shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Economic & Political Weekly

Interactions with the Right to Privacy: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and big data present new challenges to protecting our right to privacy both online and offline.

Dec 23, 2017

Data is power: Towards additional guidance on profiling and automated decision-making in the GDPR

In this article, the authors propose suggestions to contribute to the development of guidelines which provide the strongest protections for data subjects.

Nov 15, 2017
Medium

Artificial Intelligence in Christian Thought and Practice

This series published by Christian computer scientists J. Nathan Matias, Lydia Manikonda, Scott Hale, and Kenneth Arnold introduces questions for Christians about AI and its role…

Oct 19, 2017
Medium

Algorithmic Consumer Protection

To manage the risks and benefits of AI, we need to look beyond the fairness and accuracy of AI decisions.

As society entrusts our safety and well-being to AI systems like this one, how can we ensure that the outcomes are beneficial?

Oct 9, 2017
Medium

In AI We Trust?

Do we already have the necessary trust in AI, and if not, how do we create it?

Oct 2, 2017
Medium

Artificial Intelligence "Gaydar"

Tressie McMillian Cottom examines a recent public debate about a new research article on AI

Sep 13, 2017
Medium

What Makes Information Valuable? Information Quality, Revisited

Four paradigm shifts emerge that have shaped my thinking about IQ as a theoretical concept and empirical phenomenon.

Sep 8, 2017