Weekly HRBDT News Circular 6 March 2020

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 28  February – 6 March 2020.


Domestic abuse: Lie-detector tests planned for offendersBBC

Algorithms and AI

Deep learning rethink overcomes major obstacle in AI industryScienceDaily

Robot uses artificial intelligence and imaging to draw bloodScienceDaily

Why hasn’t AI changed the world yet?BBC

Climate Change

Cashmere and climate change threaten nomadic lifeBBC

Climate change made Australia’s devastating wildfires 30% more likelyMIT Technology Review

Computer Vision

A new model of visionMIT News

Researchers devise approach to reduce biases in computer vision data setsScienceDaily

Fake News

Could deepfakes be used to train office workers?BBC


It’s not just secondhand smoke that is dangerous. Thirdhand smoke can be, tooCNN

Human Rights

NGOs and judges at the ECtHR: a need for clarificationEJIL:Talk!


Clearview AI: Face-collecting company database hackedBBC

Social Media

Twitter is testing disappearing posts called ‘Fleets’CNN


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