Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 18 January 2019

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  18 – 22 January 2019.


Algorithms and AI

A neural network can learn to organize the world it sees into concepts—just like we doMIT Technology Review

Giving algorithms a sense of uncertainty could make them more ethicalMIT Technology Review



Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disabilityMIT Technology Review


Facial recognition

Amazon investors want it to quit selling facial-recognition tech to the governmentCNN



Apple chief calls for laws to tackle ‘shadow economy’ of data firmsThe Guardian

How leaders can use ‘agile governance’ to drive tech and win trustWorld Economic Forum


Social media

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned SputnikReuters

Facebook has just launched its fact-checking operation in the UKMIT Technology Review


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