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‘Worker Data Science’ Can Teach Us How to Fix the Gig Economy

Around the globe, gig workers are waging some of the most visible and vocal campaigns for worker rights. Across multiple…

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Congress Takes Aim at the Algorithms

“I agree in principle that there should be liability, but I don’t think we’ve found the right set of terms…

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The Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains More Steam

A forthcoming report by the Algorithmic Justice League (AJL), a private nonprofit, recommends requiring disclosure when an AI model is…

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My Music App Knows Me Way Too Well. Am I Stuck in a Groove?

One of the streaming music apps I use creates customized playlists for me, and it’s scarily good at predicting songs…

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How Metadata From Encrypted Messages Can Keep Everyone Safer

The future is encrypted. Real-time, encrypted chat apps like Signal and WhatsApp, and messaging apps like Telegram, WeChat, and Messenger—used…

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This Company Tapped AI for Its Website—and Landed in Court

Automating the work of complying with those guidelines could make the web more welcoming. But more than 600 accessibility experts…

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RE:WIRED 2021: Timnit Gebru Says Artificial Intelligence Needs to Slow Down

Artificial intelligence researchers are facing a problem of accountability: How do you try to ensure decisions are responsible when the…

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Bipartisan bill seeks to curb recommendation algorithms | Engadget

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced legislation that would give people more control over the algorithms that shape…

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RE:WIRED 2021: Kai-Fu Lee and Yoky Matsuoka Imagine AI’s Potential for Good

When we think of artificial intelligence, many of us jump to visions of the future from science fiction—hellscapes like The…

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Facebook Drops Facial Recognition to Tag People in Photos

Facebook Tuesday said it would stop using facial recognition technology to identify people in photos and videos and delete accompanying…

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