(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?”

The race to trace: How Big Tech raced to develop Coronavirus tracing apps

For years policymakers and privacy watchdogs have feared the power Big Tech wields with its vast collection of user data. Yet, these tech giants were given the go-ahead to spearhead the contact tracing apps that many government predominantly use to identify and notify all those who come in contact with a carrier. At a timeContinue reading “The race to trace: How Big Tech raced to develop Coronavirus tracing apps”

Resources to check out

As I wrap up my series on AI, here are a few articles and pages which cover the topics at a level of nuance that I couldn’t do justice to in my previous posts. Some are easy-reads while others are long tutorials that can teach technical details of machine learning to the level of skilled programmers. Hope you find them interesting or of use.

Quiet Disruption: Applications of AI

For years AI was touted to be the next big technology. Expected to revolutionise the job industry and effectively kill millions of human jobs, it became the poster child for job cuts. Despite this, its adoption has been increasingly better received. To the tech experts this wasn’t really surprising given its vast range of uses.Here is a list of some of the most notable applications:

Artificial Intelligence: Time to terminate the Terminator tale?

With outdated dystopian movies like Terminator back in the headlines for possibly predicting the future and with companies like Google already releasing Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and bots, is it time to rethink the Terminator narrative as we move towards a world where we truly begin to understand what it means to have and use AI?

ART + AI

The idea that AI can infiltrate the field of art is frightening and rightfully so. While it has been no secret that AI can definitely replace blue-collar jobs and possibly threaten white-collar jobs, the idea that it can impact the livelihood of artists isn’t one that the media has foretold, nor have dystopian movies explored. However, we can see early traces of AI in art. It has slowly seeped into written literature, journalism, paintings and even music.