artificial intelligence

Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal
Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal 15 February 2024 David Souter

The British Post Office scandal was a failure of both technology and human systems. The software didn’t work, but too many people thought that whatever the computer said had to be right. This has several lessons for us about trust in computer and AI systems as well as the need for strong institutions and media.

Controversial Cases on AI in Republic of Korea
Controversial Cases on AI in Republic of Korea 12 January 2024 Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet

In South Korea, there have been cases where automatic algorithms and AI have raised concern about the negative impact on human rights. In this research, the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet presents in detail some of the cases that have sparked controversy in Korean society.

Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears
Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears 29 November 2023 David Souter

Our columnist wades into the polarising debates LLMs and AI have inspired this year about how they will change our lives for good and ill, and explores a question central to the international fora discussing the future of this technology.

Did the AI train derail?
Did the AI train derail? 24 August 2023 Carlos Afonso

In the latest edition of poliTICS, a publication produced by APC member Insituto Nupef, Carlos Afonso explores the "curious contradiction" between the fear of an AI-caused extinction and the uncontainable desire to make fame and money from its spectacular and frightening advances.

New GenderIT.org edition explores algorithmic anxieties and feminist futures in the Middle East and North Africa
New GenderIT.org edition explores algorithmic anxieties and feminist futures in the Middle East and North Africa 21 August 2023 GenderIT.org

This edition of GenderIT.org came together at a time of daily breaking news around artificial intelligence and the risks it poses. In the MENA region, these problems are compounded with a litany of daily struggles, the most devastating of these being occupation, war, conflict and displacement.

The siren song of subservience: Perpetuation of gender stereotypes in AI through pop culture
The siren song of subservience: Perpetuation of gender stereotypes in AI through pop culture 07 July 2023 Beatrix Kondo for GenderIT.org

Technology is constantly evolving, with new advances in areas like artificial intelligence which, on one hand, claims to help humans in making tasks easy, but on the other, reinforces harmful societal stereotypes. This piece explores the portrayal of gender through AI in pop culture and chatbots.

Let androids dream nightmares of the humans who train algorithms
Let androids dream nightmares of the humans who train algorithms 16 June 2023 Florencia Goldsman for GenderIT.org

Content moderators and AI trainers spend hours making the internet safer for others, while constantly struggling with the serious repercussions of being exposed to disturbing content without any support or fair compensation from the tech companies they work for.

Inside the Digital Society: Where’s the (common) good in it?
Inside the Digital Society: Where’s the (common) good in it? 06 June 2023 David Souter

For decades science fiction has alarmed us with the idea that AI will become much smarter than us and take control. Our columnist unpacks the issues of AI's uncertainty, common good, regulation and governance.

APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies
APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies 29 May 2023 APC

APC believes it is imperative to place human rights, social justice and sustainable development at the centre at all stages of AI systems, including their creation, development, implementation and governance, and that potential risks should be continually assessed and managed.  

Inside the Digital Society: The future is another country
Inside the Digital Society: The future is another country 05 April 2023 David Souter

New applications like ChatGPT based on AI and large language models are likely to be transformative, a step change in technology like the internet was 30 years ago, but much faster. The technology is now out of the bag and can't be uninvented, and we should move swiftly to figure out its implications, deployment and governance.

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