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Julia Powles
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Julia Powles 22h
This is an eminently sensible proposal for establishing a Govt Office for Responsible Technology, capably laid out by (+ and all the dream team )
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Coel Kirkby Oct 18
Wonderful place with fantastic people doing exciting things:
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Shannon Mattern Oct 11
My lovely colleague Deanna Kamiel was producing a documentary about newsstands as social infrastructures when she passed away earlier this year ; I hope the world will eventually see this beautiful unfinished work
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Tessa Khan Oct 9
Very proud to be part of the team behind this case & to work with creative, courageous lawyers, activists & campaigners around the world. More of this to come, starting with the historic climate case against the US gov't on 29 Oct
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Sarah T. Roberts Sep 27
Thrilled to announce that my book, Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, is now available for pre-order. Learn more and find links here:
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Data & Society Sep 28
Flashback: "The right to explanation should be interpreted functionally, flexibly, and should, at a minimum, enable a data subject to exercise his or her rights under the GDPR and human rights law.” – ,
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Ellen P. Goodman Sep 22
"The problem is unfettered data exploitation". The problem is NOT privacy. It's LIBERTY. : "Congress should not be examining privacy policies. They should be examining business practices."
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Funding Matters Sep 25
Replying to @FundingMatters
Cause are not limited to Palantir. We aim to open a larger discussion about all corporate funding of research, including financial support from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Accenture and other influential corporations
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Malte Ziewitz Sep 21
Some eerie echoes of the Google Deep Mind/NHS debacle here (see and 's earlier analysis at )
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Julia Powles Sep 21
Hands down most inspiring talk of 2018—by my witty, brave and brilliant friend Do. Not. Miss. This.
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Evan Selinger Sep 19
Now is exactly the right time to be taking a long & hard look at normalization + complicity. These are powerful dynamics. It's dangerous to let them get characterized as necessary practical compromises.
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Rowland Manthorpe Sep 16
Superb investigation from on the predictive algorithms deciding children's fate. One Essex council uses them to identify children that won't be “school ready” by their fifth birthday
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Joanna J Bryson Sep 2
Court finds software so bad it's unconstitutional. Great work ! Note that the software was judged by TESTING whether its outputs made sense, not by UNDERSTANDING its crappy code. Same can be done with ML/DNN.
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Julia Powles Aug 30
Replying to @FrankPasquale
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Siobhan A McHugh Aug 24
Fab new podcast: a feminist and funny (!) take on climate justice 👏👏 Hosted by the always inspirational Mary Robinson - yes, former President of Ireland - and Maeve Higgins, comedian who was a kid at that time.
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Talking Politics Aug 27
Don't miss our Talking Politics Guide to Machine Learning: David talks with about whether machines actually can think for themselves, and what this might mean for politics →
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Julia Powles Aug 28
New Yorkers! The Digital Life Seminar is back for the Fall. Thursdays, 12:30-2:00pm, just a spectacular 5 min ski-lift ride from Manhattan :) Kick-off looks amazing: on "The Profiling Potential of Computer Vision" Details and *rego*
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Data & Society Aug 23
talk by & Matt Goerzen on media manipulation covered in
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Natalie Banner Aug 23
Seems apt to use my 1000th tweet to plug our & meeting "Healthcare & Data: how do we get it right?" Feat. *amazing* speakers inc. & more!
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Anne Jellema Aug 22
So those $11bn annual savings that said would result from ID in India? Never existed.
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