Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 8 February 2019

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 8 February 2019
February 11, 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  1 – 8 February 2019.


Algorithms and AI

China’s military is rushing to use artificial intelligence – MIT Technology Review

DeepMind wants to teach AI to play a card game that’s harder than Go – MIT Technology Review

From selfie taker to lifesaver: The smartphone grows up – BBC

Google is launching two new apps for Android phones that will help deaf people – MIT Technology Review 

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence – The New York Times



Discrimination: ‘I can’t take your guide dog, I’ve got an allergy’ – BBC

Instagram’s most-liked egg cracks to reveal a mental health advert – BBC

Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site – BBC

Screen time: Children advised not to use electronic devices at dinner – BBC



Huawei: Tackling security concerns may take five years – BBC

In a world of fake news, should we really be allowed to edit our tweets?  – The Guardian



Facebook is finally acting in Myanmar. But experts warn its approach may be wrong – The Guardian


Socia Media

Disability-themed emojis approved for use – BBC

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data – BBC

Social media: How can governments regulate it? – BBC


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