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Centre for International Governance Innovation

The “Ghost Workers” Underpinning the World’s Artificial Intelligence Systems

Mary Gray on the need for a better social contract when it comes to the rights of informal workers

Dec 9, 2019
The Atlantic

The Road From Serfdom

Danielle Allen ponders how Americans can become citizens again.

Dec 6, 2019
BBC Future

Why progress bars can make you feel better

We are all familiar with the spinning wheels and download indicators that signify when our electronic devices are “working”, but are they making us fall for the “labour illusion”?

Dec 5, 2019
#CauseAScene Podcast

Jessie Daniels on why it’s important to cause a scene

BKC faculty associate spoke with Kim Crayton for #CauseAScene

Dec 4, 2019
City on the Hill Podcast

Mutale Nkonde on Race-Based Disinformation

BKC fellow discusses the role race plays in election interference efforts on the City on the Hill podcast.

Dec 2, 2019
Fast Company

Portland's facial recognition ban could be the strictest yet

Mutale Nkonde warns of companies using biometric data

Dec 2, 2019

Why Sharing Your Disney+ Or Netflix Password Is A Bad Idea

David O’Brien says password sharing is highly inadvisable.

Dec 2, 2019
Columbia Journalism Review

Building a More Honest Internet

Ethan Zuckerman imagines a different kind of Internet—one propelled by public concerns instead of the interests of large corporations.

Dec 1, 2019

AI Innovators Should Be Listening to Kids

Urs Gasser makes the case for including young people in our conversations about artificial intelligence.

Nov 26, 2019
RTS francophone

Julie Owono on the global trend of Internet shutdowns

Owono discusses how Internet shutdowns have evolved in recent years

Nov 23, 2019
The Wall Street Journal

Robots Are Taking Over (the Rental Screening Process)

Landlords are using artificial intelligence to vet prospective renters

Nov 21, 2019

What should newsrooms do about deepfakes? These three things, for starters

Researchers argue the dangers of deepfakes are overblown, but they will still require journalists to give thought to how they handle unconfirmed information.

Nov 20, 2019

The U.S. needs to “get AI right” — and fast — says government group

Ryan Budish discusses a report from the National Security Commission on AI

Nov 19, 2019
The Boston Globe

A legal lens on home

Law and documentary film may seem far apart, but they actually share many connections

Nov 18, 2019

Disney+ Has a Hacking Problem

David O’Brien talks password security with Gizmodo

Nov 18, 2019

Hardly Anybody Shares Fake News

Radio and cable TV are bigger conduits for conspiracy theories.

Nov 16, 2019

Don’t Red Team AI Like a Chump

Ariel Herbert-Voss on attacking machine learning systems

Nov 15, 2019

Why we need a more forgiving legal system

Martha Minow on the possibilities of restorative justice.

Nov 15, 2019
The Wall Street Journal

How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results

The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see

Nov 15, 2019
The Atlantic

Let Juries Review Facebook Ads

Social-media giants can’t decide how far is too far, but a panel of regular people can.

Nov 14, 2019