AI

A collection of 6 posts

Jun 11, 2020

Facebook as Shadow Government

Facebook as Shadow Government

Facebook is not (as far as we know) overtly malicious and evil. Rather their aggressive and ambitious pursuit of their self interest (and bottom line) blinds them to the impact they have on media and society.

Feb 20, 2020

Distributed Federated Artificial Intelligence

Distributed Federated Artificial Intelligence

AI is tyrannical by default, due to the false assumption that it has to be centralized, unresponsive, unaccountable, and inevitable. Yet there’s no reason why AI can’t be democratized. Imagine for a moment that we live in such a world. What would that look like?

Feb 14, 2020

Future Tools: pol.is

Future Tools: pol.is

In this issue let’s take a look at the platform pol.is and the growing role it is playing in changing politics and legitimizing the use of digital tools for democracy.

Jan 14, 2020

The Cobra Effect of AI Ethics

The Cobra Effect of AI Ethics

The rash of ethical takes on AI and the thought leadership industry flourishing around it, is, if anything, helping to accelerate the development of AI. As a cobra effect, AI ethics are not making AI ethical, and may even be encouraging the AI industry to be more unethical.

Nov 27, 2019

The Rise of Automated Organizations

The Rise of Automated Organizations

Automation as a concept can be applied to just about anything. As software plays a growing role in how we organize ourselves, and automated communication increases in sophistication and nuance, the opportunity arises for the automated organization.