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In China, facial recognition is sharp end of big data drive for total surveillance 

Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in China. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities by analyzing their faces. But the police and security state have been the most enthusiastic about embracing this new technology.

Source: In China, facial recognition is sharp end of big data drive for total surveillance – The Washington Post

Report on the ethical matters raised by algorithms and artificial intelligence

Public awareness around the role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in our everyday lives has been rising subsequently in the past few months: the role of social media in the U.S. presidential election is an example of such an interest.

Source: How can humans keep the upper hand? Report on the ethical matters raised by algorithms and artificial intelligence

NYC May Be at the Vanguard of Algorithmic Accountability in 2018

Next year promises to be an important year for advancing conversations about accountability in artificial intelligence. While civil society has been grappling with the implications of artificial intelligence for awhile, more and more lawmakers are becoming aware of the difficult ethical challenges posed by algorithms and automated decision-making systems.

Source: NYC May Be at the Vanguard of Algorithmic Accountability in 2018

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Sarasota,” and they say, “Oh, I have a grandparent in Sarasota,” and they tell you where they live and their name, and you may or may not recognize them.

Source: How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

The Age of the Algorithm – 99% Invisible

Computer algorithms now shape our world in profound and mostly invisible ways. They predict if we’ll be valuable customers and whether we’re likely to repay a loan. They filter what we see on social media, sort through resumes, and evaluate job performance. They inform prison sentences and monitor our health. Most of these algorithms have been created with good intentions. The goal is to replace subjective judgments with objective measurements. But it doesn’t always work out like that.

Source: The Age of the Algorithm – 99% Invisible

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