HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Baekkwan Park

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 2 to 9 June 2017.

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

Gender Equality

What Silicon Valley can learn from Lebanon’s women in tech – TechCrunch

Why So Few Women Break Through Tech’s Bro Culture – Bloomberg


Big data takes aim at fighting sudden infant deathsHealth Data Management

How Technology Might Spare You A Long Wait To See Your DoctorForbes

Understanding the Many V’s of Healthcare Big Data AnalyticsHealthIT Analytics

Which Healthcare Data is Important for Population Health Management?HealthIT Analytics

Human Rights and Technology

How Can We Optimize AI for the Greatest Good, Instead of Profit?MIT Technology Review

Technology helps the UN advance the protection of human rights in new waysPOLITICO

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity’s ‘grand challenges’UN News Centre

We Use Big Data to Sentence Criminals. But Can the Algorithms Really Tell Us What We Need to Know? – Government Technology


Beating Ethiopia’s internet outage – Diplomacy, cash and technologyAfrica News

Chicago PD Faces Lawsuit Over Secretive ‘Predictive Policing’ ProgramMintPressNews

How Big Data Mines Personal Info To Craft Fake News And Manipulate VotersNewsweek

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


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