HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Naomi Biggs

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 8-15 February 2019.

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

Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence

How to stop computers being biasedFinancial Times

This is why AI has yet to reshape most businessesMIT technology review

Can a machine outsmart a human?The Telegraph

Police across the US are training crime-predicting AIs on falsified dataMIT Technology Review


Fake News and Deep Fakes

An AI that writes convincing prose risks mass-producing fake newsMIT Technology Review

A new tool protects videos from deepfakes and tamperingWIRED

Disinformation campaigns are distorting global newsFinancial Times



Robots and AI to give doctors more time with patientsThe Guardian



Staff surveillance: gold mine and potential minefieldFinancial Times

Facebook may face multibillion-dollar US fine over privacy lapses – reportThe Guardian

Optus privacy breach: names, addresses and details revealed in sim card glitchThe Guardian


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


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