HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Grigorios Kalliatakis

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 – 8 February 2019.

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

Algorithms and AI

China’s military is rushing to use artificial intelligence – MIT Technology Review

DeepMind wants to teach AI to play a card game that’s harder than Go – MIT Technology Review

From selfie taker to lifesaver: The smartphone grows up – BBC

Google is launching two new apps for Android phones that will help deaf people – MIT Technology Review 

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence – The New York Times



Discrimination: ‘I can’t take your guide dog, I’ve got an allergy’ – BBC

Instagram’s most-liked egg cracks to reveal a mental health advert – BBC

Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site – BBC

Screen time: Children advised not to use electronic devices at dinner – BBC



Huawei: Tackling security concerns may take five years – BBC

In a world of fake news, should we really be allowed to edit our tweets?  – The Guardian



Facebook is finally acting in Myanmar. But experts warn its approach may be wrong – The Guardian


Socia Media

Disability-themed emojis approved for use – BBC

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data – BBC

Social media: How can governments regulate it? – BBC




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


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