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Meredith Whittaker
Studying AI's social implications + organizing w/tech workers. Co-founder , Research Professor NYU. Ex-Google Open Research. She/her
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Veena Dubal 2h
"Whenever news breaks there is a critical time frame where terms are established...In the process the terms become so normalized it’s difficult to detect the subtext and assumptions packed into them...This kind of charged shorthand is rampant in the world of tech journalism..."
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Sam Harnett 10h
In this essay for Cambridge University Press, I look at how media organizations helped Lyft and Uber avoid regulation to become multi-billion dollar companies. "Tech" journalism was the root of the problem. And years later, it's still a major issue.
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sarah t. ✨ 12h
Keep an eye on: algorithms used to triage vaccine distribution when investments fr. Warp Speed get regulatory approval. Federal advisory mtngs have already occurred to puzzle through categories like “essential” and race + vulnerability/efficacy. cc
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Meredith Whittaker 11h
Please join me in supporting! 👇👇👇
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Meredith Whittaker 14h
Replying to @mjpasx
Thank you!
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Meredith Whittaker 14h
Los Angeles! Today, August 12! Please sign and share to make the LA Public Library to stop PAYING the LA Police to occupy libraries and harass patrons. Cops do not belong in libraries. More here 👉
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Taylor Nelms Aug 11
Anthropologists, sociologists: what is the best recent work about solidarity? As a concept, as a practice, as a politics ...
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Yeshi Aug 11
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Lilly Irani Aug 11
If you have taken inspiration from as a teacher or techie, please support mutual aid led by Turkers by donating to the project. It is now fully worker-run and not-for-profit, with me and stepping back to contribute but not lead.
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Dan Berger Aug 11
“I have a good, stable home. I make good money. To be called a Nazi, a racist—it’s ignorant. It’s ignorant,” says one ICE field officer. “We don’t pick and choose groups of people based on race, color, religion. We just look for people who are removable.”
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Meredith Whittaker Aug 11
Replying to @JohnWoodTorch
It's both. This likely won't ever do what the marketing claims (the brain is not a computer etc) -AND- it is still a powerful tool/mythology of social control that concentrates power in the wrong hands
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Jer Thorp Aug 11
"How might a new understanding of disability change your life?" I had the gift of reading 's What Can a Body Do? a couple of months ago and it really did change the way I consider the relationship between our bodies and the world.
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Veena Dubal Aug 11
PRESS CONFERENCE ALERT: TECHNOLOGY FIRMS, CASTE-DISCRIMINATION IN THE U.S.--Aug 12, Wed. 10 AM PDT: The Indian-American Alliance Against Caste is launching its campaign to end caste discrimination in tech firms. An important case was filed on 7/30 by CA DFEH ag Cisco..1/
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Alison Macrina Aug 11
Los Angeles Public Library staff and patrons! This Thursday, join your neighbors at the LA Board of Library Commissioners meeting to tell them to divest from the LAPD! All info at
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Meredith Whittaker Aug 11
Alt: this is smoke and mirrors and will never work.
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Meredith Whittaker Aug 11
🎉🎉❤️❤️ yessssss!
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Dorothy Roberts Aug 11
“Health inequities have literally killed thousands & thousands of Black people who would not have died if they had the death rates of white people.” Deadly toll of structural racism. Honored to be quoted & Fatal Invention linked to “not genetics at all.”
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Meredith Whittaker Aug 11
Replying to @mona_sloane
Yes, pervasive surveillance, automated worker control, and algorithmically-set performance targets immiserate workers, enrich bosses, and make it harder to form the solid relationships that are the foundation of solidarity.
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Meredith Whittaker Aug 10
If you work on racism, racial justice and tech's relationship to it, ’s JUST AI Network and just launched a fellowship program to support this work 👇
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Veena Dubal Aug 10
Thanks to and for covering the bizarre & painful abetting of online harassment targeted at me by the UberLyftDoorDash $110 million prop campaign to strip workers of rights the CA leg & judiciary says they are owed.
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