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 10 – 17 November 2017.

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


Artificial Intelligence

Killer robots must be banned but ‘window to act is closing fast’, AI expert warns – The Independent

The machine age is upon us. We must not let it grind society to pieces – The Guardian

When algorithms discriminate: Robotics, AI and ethics – Al Jazeera


How Facebook and Google threaten public health- and democracy – The Guardian

Smart pill which checks if medication has been taken, approved by regulators – The Telegraph

Social Media

Facebook has ‘altered’ people’s brains, early investor in the site warns – The Independent

Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment – TechCrunch

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



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