Algorithms

Human & Machine

The Invisible Pandemic: How AI in social media is diminishing the mental health of our children

“Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls” This is what the caption reads of an article in the Wall Street Journal which shocked the world in September of last year. In the article, internal research by Facebook (the parent company of Instagram) reveals that their social media app makes body image issues worse for […]

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War & Peace

The modern weapons of “mass” destruction: Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS)

Data is beautiful. Through the use of scientific methods and algorithms we extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Did you know that 90% of world’s data had been generated in the past two years? This explosion of information known as “Big Data” is completely transforming the world around us. Back in 1940 […]

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Human & Machine

FIRST THINGS FIRST : why we need to augment humans before creating a SuperIntelligence

Technological progress is not gonna stop We live in a liberal, global, and mostly capitalist society where progress in any kind of discipline is being made at an exponential rate. We should thus don’t focus on how to stop technological progress, because, as Yuval Harari claims, this is impossible. The question should instead be what […]

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Human & Machine

Why Artificial General Intelligence won’t be the end of Human Autonomy

When discussing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with those who are largely unfamiliar with the inner workings of AI, the idea that AI will bring about the end of humanity will inevitably come up. While this point is often brushed aside as paranoia by the discussion partner, there are experts in the field who also see the […]

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Human & Machine

Ban YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm

Fight the spread of misinformation and increase users’ well-being Introduction YouTube is the world’s second-most visited website, right after its parent company, Google. For work or leisure time, YouTube is a great tool for online education, providing entertainment or seeking out information about other cultures or countries on the other side of the world. The […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

AI worsens world inequality, already a rising deadly issue

Artificial intelligence (AI) has taken over most areas of interest today, and in the future, this technology will be more and more present in all the activities we do day by day. AI emerged as a reality with the technological revolution. This growing development of AI has come with both the technological advancement of the […]

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Human & Machine

AI: Your new mental health ally

“How are you doing today?” “How do you feel?” These are simple questions that one of your good friends might ask. However, given the rapid advancements of artificial intelligence (AI), it might not be long before we answer these questions to our robot therapists.  The World Health Organization has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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Power & Democracy

Big Brother is watching you!

It’s a nice summer day, you wake up, and you’ve been talking to your friends for several days about going to the beach. You check your phone before driving to the beach and show your friends a funny video you found on YouTube; an advertisement immediately pops up showing you some product to entice you […]

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Human & Machine

The Blackbox Breaks The Law

Depending on the choices humanity makes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could become the greatest asset or our eventual undoing. To secure the human position as the parent of AI, a set of conditions must be implemented. These regulations need to address both the technological and societal aspects. Regarding the technical aspects of development, regulations should address […]

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We are trapped by Social Media
Power & Democracy

Watch it! How algorithms control your life.

Have you ever clicked on a video on Youtube because it was among the recommended videos? Or started following an account on Twitter because it was in the list of ‘suggested follows’, then you have, unconsciously, let an algorithm guide your decision.   And you are not alone, millions of connections are made every day, […]

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