HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Amy Dickens

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project, based at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 14 to 21 April 2017.

You can follow the HRBDT Project on twitter: @hrbdtNews.

Artificial Intelligence

‘Artificial intelligence glasses’ giving sight to blind man, BBC

Only human intelligence can solve the AI challenges – The Financial Times

Freedom of Speech

How YouTube’s shifting algorithms hurt independent media – The New York Times


Could Big Data be the future of pharmacy? – The Pharmaceutical Journal

Google’s health study seeks 10,000 volunteers to give up their medical secrets – MIT Technology Review

The woman whose phone ‘misdiagnosed HIV’ – BBC

Treating addiction with an app – MIT Technology Review


EU launches public consultation into fears about future of internet – The Guardian

Welcome to Internet Privacy Limbo – MIT Technology Review

‘Wholesale disregard for customers’ privacy’: Bose Corp sued over spying headphone app – RT News

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

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