Algorithms

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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Human & Machine

Blinded by the Hype: Unrealistic Expectations of AI

Artificial Intelligence(AI) has morphed from something that appears in fiction to something that has become reality. Only ten years ago, nobody would have expected that any artificial system would be able to recognize human faces based on pictures, or diagnose cancer based on X-ray scans. The developments within the field of AI magnified people’s expectations […]

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