(Google) Unionizing: A resurging trend?

In a previous post, I wrote about ATEAC (Google’s external advisory board for AI projects) and the mysterious circumstances behind it being dismantled. In somewhat related (and unprecedented) news, two employees at Google just announced Alphabet Workers Union (AWU)— their attempt at holding the company more ethically accountable. In an Op-Ed via the New York Times, this union was formallyContinue reading “(Google) Unionizing: A resurging trend?”

Cambridge Analytica: Political hijacking

When news broke that a firm was able to illegally harvest, analyse and use our own data against us, we were horrified. We couldn’t believe that a scheme like this could run for so long undetected. It wasn’t just terrifying but infuriating. The bodies to which we had entrusted power i.e Big Tech had failed us. It was becoming increasingly apparent that these tech gods couldn’t handle such a responsibility. This was the tipping point. People finally had enough. The whole Cambridge Analytica data scandal pointed to a larger issue – corporate accountability.

TikTok: A ticking time bomb?

One of the most popular apps of 2019, TikTok ruled the download charts in both the Android and Apple markets. Having more than 1.5 billion downloads and approximately half a billion monthly active users,TikTok definitely has access to a trove of user and with it: their data. A problem however, is that their key demographic is minors and with this arises the deeply sensitive question of how the data collected from these minors can be maliciously utilized.

EXPERT TESTIMONY

What kind of AGI-based products do you see coming into the healthcare IT industry? Adopting AGI systems in healthcare will take longer time than other domains / industries. It is due to complexity and sensitivity. AGI systems in healthcare would predominantly used in aiding to make decisions rather than making automatic decisions. I see threeContinue reading “EXPERT TESTIMONY”

AI Ethics : A Google conspiracy theory?

With more development and implementation of AI many pundits and experts have been very vocal of its potential and have called for a standstill in development or at least some regulations. These calls of action have even penetrated the heavy armour that Big Tech hides behind. Imagine letting just a single company toying with such powerful technology