HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Manuel Fernandez Sierra

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 6 – 12 October 2018.

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

AI

AI Takeover? Robot Will Appear as a Witness Before British Parliament to Give Evidence on Artificial Intelligence – Newsweek

Google CEO Quietly Met with Military Leaders at the Pentagon, Seeking to Smooth Tensions over Drone AI – The Washington Post

Big Data

Google Drops $10bn Battle for Pentagon Data Contract – BBC

Health

UK Biobank Shares the Promise of Big Data – Nature

Parkinson’s Diagnosis Set to be Sped up by Tencent’s AI – BBC

Privacy

Genome Hackers Show No One’s DNA is Anonymous Anymore – Wired

Google’s Privacy Whiplash Shows Big Tech’s Inherent Contradictions – Wired

Did Facebook Learn Anything From the Cambridge Analytica Debacle? – The New York Times

Regulation

California Takes the Lead in Regulating the Internet of Things – The National Law Review

Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public – The Wall Street Journal

Surveillance

Tech Workers Now Want to Know:  What Are We Building This For? – The New York Times


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

 

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