Quartz - 27 Aug 2017
… much faster and will be further reaching than we imagined. Thanks to deep learning, the tools for identifying who we are and what we’re doing across video and images are evermore sophisticated. Facial recognition systems are rapidly growing in complexity, efficiency and scale (this article offers many examples). The possibility of a dystopian future à la 1984 exists… (reads in 4-6 min).
Published in Weekly selection 2 September 2017
Bloomberg View - 22 Aug 2017
The columnist worries about the fact that Internet shaming lives forever and is spreading everywhere. Fuelled by the power of social media, it makes us suspicious of everything we say, write and do. As a result, it now exercises a form of both private and social coercion. How to fight it? There is no obvious solution (reads in 4-6 min).
Published in Weekly selection 25 August 2017
Quartz - 11 Aug 2017
For those who are still in denial about how AI is revolutionizing everything, including our very “humanness”, this article will do the trick. It is an interview conducted with the co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics who’s just published a report with an ethicist that delves into the state of the robot sex industry and its future. The moral, ethical, legal and practical implications are just mind-boggling (reads in 5-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 11 August 2017