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Who Is Making Sure the A.I. Machines Aren’t Racist?

|| Algorithmic Bias, Diversity Equity and Inclusion || Media Article || Medium (5-10 min)

When Google forced out two well-known artificial intelligence experts, a long-simmering research controversy burst into the open.

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The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting

|| Future of Work || Media Article || Medium (5-10 min)

Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.

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CVS, Walgreens Look for Big Data Reward From Covid-19 Vaccinations

|| Collection and Storage of Data || Media Article || Short (5 min or less)

Chains plan to use information they collect on vaccine recipients to promote stores, tailor marketing.

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How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

|| Facial Recognition || Media Article || Medium (5-10 min)

Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

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EU report warns that AI makes autonomous vehicles ‘highly vulnerable’ to attack

|| Transportation Applications || Media Article || Short (5 min or less)

The dream of autonomous vehicles is that they can avoid human error and save lives, but a new European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) report has found that autonomous vehicles are “highly vulnerable to a wide range of attacks” that could be dangerous for passengers, pedestrians, and people in other vehicles.

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Researcher hacks over 35 tech firms in novel supply chain attack

|| Ethical Hacking/Role of Designers || Media Article || Short (5 min or less)

A researcher managed to breach over 35 major companies' internal systems, including Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Shopify, Netflix, Yelp, Tesla, and Uber, in a novel software supply chain attack. The attack leveraged a unique design flaw of the open-source ecosystems called dependency confusion.

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Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition App Called Illegal in Canada

|| Facial Recognition || Media Article || Medium (5-10 min)

Canadian authorities declared that the company needed citizens’ consent to use their biometric information, and told the firm to delete facial images from its database.

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Quantum Computing Scientists Call for Ethical Guidelines

|| Health and Medical Applications || Media Article || Short (5 min or less)

A group of quantum computing experts are raising ethical concerns about the technology’s potential to accelerate human DNA manipulation.

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Fake collaboration apps are stealing data as staff struggle with home-working security

|| Security || Media Article || Short (5 min or less)

Cyber criminals know that working from home can provide them with an easier way into corporate networks - resulting in a rise in attacks targeting remote devices.

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U.S. lawmakers aim to curtail face recognition even as the technology IDs Capitol attackers

|| Facial Recognition || Media Article || Short (5 min or less)

U.S. lawmakers are moving ahead with efforts to ban facial recognition software even as the technology helps identify supporters of President Donald Trump who ransacked their workplace and forced them to evacuate this month.

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