Technology

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Owning a Monopoly on Knowledge Production

The epistemic impact of Google and Facebook's monopoly on information and communication poses a very real problem.
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Twitter and Disinformation

Proposed changes to Twitter raise interesting questions about community policing, the resilience of truth, and the value of the platform.
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The Insufficiency of Black Box AI

The ability to offer reasons for one's judgments is imperative in medical and legal contexts. What do we do when our AI systems can't provide them?
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Can Spiritual Needs Be Met by Robots?

Religion is beginning to harness the power of technology in order to reach new demographics. But can the goods that faith offers be bestowed by a machine?
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DNA Dating

A new dating app uses DNA comparison to give users information about potential offspring inheriting a genetic disease. What kind of message are we sending?
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Search Engines and Data Voids

The internet is awash with misinformation; internet browsers are not created equal, and search engines don't deliver identical results.
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In Search of an AI Research Code of Conduct

The potential for oversight is limited, but a policy of self-policing asks too much. How should we regulate AI research?
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Forget PINs, Forget Passwords

From bias to privacy, the move to using behavioral biometrics for digital security has a number of ethical implications.
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California’s “Deep Fakes” Ban

"Deep Fake" technology poses significant threat to our democratic institutions, especially given the power of cancel culture and the ubiquity of confirmation bias.
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American Social Media Support of the Hong Kong Protests

Issue of free speech lie at the heart of the Hong Kong protests. And exercising our right to it (especially on social media) has important consequences for Hong Kong, as does our silence.