Technology

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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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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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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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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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Sensorvault and Ring: Private-Sector Data Collection Meets Law Enforcement

Digital profiling tools (like Google's Sensorvault) and surveillance gadgets (like Amazon's Ring) pose a significant threat to our privacy and blur the line between corporate and government interests.
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Twitter Bots and Trust

The anonymity surrounding users' twitter accounts make it extremely difficult to determine the reliability of information. How should we proceed?
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When It Comes to Privacy, We Shouldn’t Have to “EARN-IT”

The push to hold Facebook and Pinterest accountable for illicit material circulated by private users on their sites may also undermine our internet privacy and put limits on free speech.
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Conspiracy Theories and Emotions in the Time of Coronavirus

We need to rethink our relation to the news; the common ways we acquire and share information is tapping into some of our worst impulses.
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The Quandary of Contact-Tracing Tech

Different governments' contact tracing strategies raise important questions about public health and personal privacy.
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Regulating Companies to Free People’s Speech

Government's claim to be the last word on free speech raises a number of legal and philosophical challenges.