Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 22 February 2019

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 22 February 2019
February 25, 2019 Grigorios Kalliatakis

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  15 – 22 February 2019.

Algorithms and AI

AI fake face website launchedBBC

A philosopher argues that an AI can’t be an artistMIT Technology Review

Is the era of artificial speech translation upon us?The Guardian

AI can write just like me. Brace for the robot apocalypseThe Guardian


Sepsis test could show results ‘in minutes’BBC

Shark DNA could help cure cancer and age-related illnesses in humansBBC

One in four pre-teen suicides may be LGBT youthREUTERS

Online Abuse

Child abuse images being traded via secure appsBBC


Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks BBC

Nestle and Epic pull YouTube ads over abuse claimsBBC

WhatsApp bug lets users bypass new privacy controlsREUTERS

Socia Media

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPsBBC

Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracyThe Guardian

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.