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Last week I wrote about some of the policy and regulatory issues that arise from the accelerating trend towards a digital society and new technologies such as artificial intelligence. This week some thoughts about employment issues.
There was a great deal of expectation around this Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018 workshop, because algorithms and the right to explanation is a hot topic with numerous concerns but not many answers.
Some people view the future with excitement. Others look on it in trepidation. That’s especially so as we accelerate towards a digital society.
A crowdsourced, community-based platform is pioneering the use of digital tools to help preserve, promote, and revitalise the Balinese language in Indonesia.
This July, nearly 100 people gathered to share a two-day space in Cape Town, in a quest to discuss and strategise around decolonisation, knowledge and the internet. We are pleased to release the “Decolonizing the Internet 2018 Summary Report”, to share more about what happened at this ev...
What does content moderation on social media actually entail? How much artificial intelligence and human labour is being used, who is responsible for decisions around the removal of content or what complaints to ignore? An insider from social media companies shares five concise insights.
Online abuse and harassment prevent women from realising their full rights online. In this article we look at specific instances of harassment of women online in Ghana, and what needs to be done to ensure full and meaningful internet access for women.