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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

How autonomous cars will create vulnerabilities and risks

Data Privacy It’s not without reason that everything has its costs. This also applies to the comfort and safety benefits that autonomous cars bring with them. However, in this case, you don’t just pay with your money. The technical possibilities to adjust the driving experience to you as an individual and take over tasks are […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

How can we avoid the AI apocalypse?

When it comes to artificial intelligence, there are many different viewpoints and interpretations of what AI is and what it entails. AI encompasses a wide spectrum of technologies. This has had a transformative effect on what we can do with computers today. AI is used widely in many sectors namely, Healthcare, Banking and Finance, Entertainment, […]

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Power & Democracy

You should not have to trade in your privacy for security: a discussion on the issues surrounding Smart Cities

The Digital Perimeter In May of 2021, the municipality of Amsterdam was found to be guilty of ‘blue-washing’ their technological experiments surrounding the Johan Cruijff ArenA, also called the Digital Perimeter. This conclusion was made by Bits of Freedom, an independent Dutch digital rights foundation that conducted research regarding the ethics of this ‘digital fencing’ […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

Society 5.NO: Opportunity for all, downfall for the individual

As your navigation app leads you through the streets of an unknown city you’re visiting for an interview, you check your social media. Your aunt posted a picture of her newborn. You think the baby is quite ugly, yet you comment “so cute!” below the post with a heart to express your love for the […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

Your Data is your fingerprint – Protecting Data is a matter of Urgency!

“If you are doing something that you don’t want other people to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Said by Google ex-CEO Eric Schmidt. In his opinion, Google was merely a conduit and was not responsible for the invasion of people’s privacy. His attitude shows that he doesn’t seem to […]

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Power & Democracy

People should own their Data

“Big brother is watching you”, the famous phrase from the book 1984, written by George Orwell, that refers to the constant surveillance by the government, is as relevant as it has ever been. In recent times, it has been accepted by the mainstream to let Big Tech companies such as Facebook and Google collect personal […]

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Human & Machine

Social AI is a Pandora’s Box

Perspectives on why it’s a bad idea to develop AI for social interaction Introduction A promising part of AI research is so-called social AI: Intelligent systems or robots that are meant to interact socially with humans. In her book, Judith Donath puts forth her predictions that by 2030, most social situations will be facilitated by […]

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Power & Democracy

Saving Society with Mass Surveillance

In the future, most people will live in a total surveillance state – and there is no need to fear Imagine yourself walking through the streets of your city at night. You take a route through a park where there is almost no lighting. You hear a group of people making noise behind you. They […]

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Human & Machine

Smart Home, Dumb Choice

Smart home products, or ‘domotics’, are products that are aimed for home automation, resulting in a so-called smart home. Popular examples are doorbells equipped with cameras, remote controlled ovens, voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home and smart tv’s, which are the standard these days. These devices are often connected to the internet or a […]

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Human & Machine

Are you Safe Enough? A look into Digital Privacy & Security of the near future.

In 2018, the world was made aware of the fact that an unknown corporation called Cambridge Analytica had harvested over 87 million user profiles from Facebook through a whistleblower in what was dubbed as one of the biggest data breach of the year. This data was then used to create individual psychological profiles to get the voters to vote for the Republican candidate Ted Cruz and then later was used to help elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

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