Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 17 November 2017

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 10 – 17 November 2017.

Artificial Intelligence

Killer robots must be banned but ‘window to act is closing fast’, AI expert warnsThe Independent

The machine age is upon us. We must not let it grind society to piecesThe Guardian

When algorithms discriminate: Robotics, AI and ethicsAl Jazeera


How Facebook and Google threaten public health- and democracyThe Guardian

Smart pill which checks if medication has been taken, approved by regulatorsThe Telegraph

Social Media

Facebook has ‘altered’ people’s brains, early investor in the site warnsThe Independent

Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassmentTechCrunch

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