Please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook

Let me begin by saying that Facebook’s Crisis Response pages do a lot of good. They are a locus for donations and offers of help. But that said, for the love of humanity, when something bad happens, please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook. They don’t mean to prey on our anxieties. They mean to […]

Should Big Tech Own Our Personal Data?

Opinion: Personal data is increasingly a core part of our personhood. Which is why the “service for data” model is a devil’s bargain.

‘Apex Legends’ proves battle royale is no fad. In fact, it’s just getting started

‘Apex Legends’ came out of nowhere to take the top spot as battle royale in 2019, and it now looks as if it’ll be the biggest game of the year. Its sudden success proves the battle royale fad still has plenty of life left in it.
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The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias

Opinion: Humans train the machine-learning and AI systems at Facebook, Google, and Twitter to filter out bias. The problem: they don’t know what they’re looking for.

The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias

Opinion: Humans train the machine-learning and AI systems at Facebook, Google, and Twitter to filter out bias. The problem: they don’t know what they’re looking for.

Why the US Needs a Strategy for AI

Opinion: With its American AI Initiative, the White House is devoting funding, research, and data infrastructure to boosting our prowess in artificial intelligence.

Privacy is a commons

“The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society,” quoth Wikipedia, “held in common, not owned privately.” We live in an era of surveillance capitalism in a symbiotic relationship with advertising technology, quoth me. And I put it to you that privacy is not just a virtue, or a […]