HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Ayman Alhelbawy

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 1 – 7 January 2018.

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

Artificial Intelligence

Beijing to build $2 billion AI research park: XinhuaReuters

DeepMind’s Cofounder Thinks AI Should Get Ethical in 2018  – MIT Technology Review

Is this the year ‘weaponised’ AI bots do battle?  – BBC News

The Case Against Deep-Learning Hype – MIT Technology Review

Big Data

Big Data Works Only for Those Who Hype It  – Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s Data Initiative: Big Data For Social Good In 2018 – Forbes


AMA Incubator Invests $10 Million in Blockchain Health Startup – CoinDesk

Four healthcare technology trends to watch in 2018 TechTarget

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO – BBC News

Platform Regulation

Tough new German law puts tech firms and free speech in spotlightThe Guardian


Intel, ARM and AMD chip scare: What you need to know – BBC News

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



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