Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 26 October

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 19 – 26 October 2018.


Artificial Intelligence Special Report The New York Times

Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence – Nature

The AI cold war that could doom us all – Wired

Big data

Sociogenomics is opening a new door to eugenics –  MIT Technology Review


AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness  – Harvard Business Review


Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin NPR


‘City of surveillance’: privacy expert quits Toronto’s smart-city project – The Guardian


Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponized’ – Associated Press

Congress takes first steps toward regulating artificial intelligence – The Conversation

Legal Ethics: The Ethical Dilemma of Artificial Intelligence – The National Law Review

Why Privacy Regulations Don’t Always Do What They’re Meant To – Harvard Business Review



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