The current methods of governing artificial intelligence and autonomous systems are not sufficient to protect our connected devices from having their vulnerabilities exploited by hackers. Dr Bertie Müller points out some of the flaws in the systems that some of us use on a daily basis, and what might be a better way to mitigate them.
Unsurprisingly police forces are pleased and civil liberties organisations are displeased at the judgement passed down on the use of automated facial recognition technology by the police last month essentially saying that it is lawful.
A report by civil liberties organisation Liberty has warned of the dangers of “affording discriminatory policing practices a technological veneer of legitimacy.” The report authors audited police forces across the country for their use of predictive policing programs and made five recommendations for future use. Toni Sekinah reports.
Safiya Umoja Noble argues in her 2018 book, Algorithms of Oppression, that we should question and be more critical of search engines as well as call for regulation, public policy and debate of their use and the algorithms that underpin them. Toni Sekinah reports.
I took an unauthorised photo in a foreign country and it led me to think about how attitudes to privacy differ across nations, professions, time and location. As data subjects and internet users, we should all be able to explicitly state what our red lines are when it comes to our data and our privacy.
With much discussion of FaceApp’s end-user agreement, Toni Sekinah decided to pore over the small print of her new sports watch resulting in some comments and questions. She concluded that companies and organisations that collect our data need to more than just say ’these are our conditions, like it or lump it’.
The ICO sent shockwaves through the data world with two gigantic fines issued to two large enterprises in two days. Though this move will probably be welcomed by the public, it does throw up a lot of questions.
In this edition of the podcast, Andrew Lynn of Unicef talks about practical data governance, Adria Gascon of the Alan Turing Institute discusses privacy algorithms, and Professor Marina Jirotka of the University of Oxford considers a data ethics blackbox.