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David Weinberger: Perspective on Knowledge – Journalism’s new landscape | KM WORLD

‘news media organizations seem unlikely to survive if they continue to operate under assumptions that they have inherited from our…

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Jacob Berkowitz: Hey Siri, write me a book: Turing’s Imitation Game is AI’s highest form of flattery – and it’s writing its own story | THE GLOBE AND MAIL

‘As young parents, we’re caught off-guard when suddenly we’re arguing with an articulate, obdurate child. We desperately want our children,…

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Fred Beneson: AI Is Coming for Your Favorite Menial Tasks | THE ATLANTIC

Fred Beneson wonders what happens when human jobs are only about tough decisions. AI systems are expected to take on…

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Editorial: International AI ethics panel must be independent | NATURE

The Editorial Board of NATURE says ‘governments have been slow to to prioritize the ethics of AI.’ The US and…

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Már Másson Maack: I’m scared shitless of my new robot colleague | TNW

‘Am I meant to compete with a bot now? Satoshi doesn’t need to sleep, feel inspired, or even have a…

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Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg, Stuart Russell: AI Algorithms Need FDA-style Drug Trials | WIRED

‘A software engineer can create an army of AI-powered bots, each pretending to be a different person, promoting content on…

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Gary Marcus: Deepmind’s losses and the future of artificial intelligence | WIRED

‘Deep reinforcement learning may not be the royal road to artificial general intelligence, but DeepMind itself is a formidable operation,…

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Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher: The Metamorphosis | THE ATLANTIC

‘the word intelligence does not adequately explain what is occurring, and ascribing anthropomorphic qualities to AI is out of order… What AI…

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Alison Berthet: Why do emerging AI guidelines emphasize ‘ethics’ over human rights? | OpenGlobalRights

‘…ethics are much more easily manipulated to support a given company or government’s agenda, with limited recourse for anyone who…

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Editorial Board: The Guardian view on digital injustice – when computers make things worse | THE GUARDIAN

‘One key difference between the analogue bureaucracy of the traditional civil service and the digitised bureaucracy of artificial intelligence is…

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Charlie Beckett: Emotion as an organising principle for networked journalism | LSE BLOGS

‘Emotions are going to become more important for news in the networked era, that is inevitable, the choice for journalists…

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Alexandra Borchardt: Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction | ASIA TIMES

‘Potential funders need to be convinced that journalism is as noble a cause as, say, cancer research.’ IN THE ASIA…

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Jill Lepore: Are Robots Competing for Your Job? | THE NEW YORKER

‘…in American history, panic about technological change is almost always tangled up with panic about immigration’ IN THE NEW YORKER…

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Hannah Jane Parkinson: AI can write just like me. Brace for the robot apocalypse | THE GUARDIAN

‘Seeing GPT2 “write” one of “my” articles was a stomach-dropping moment: a) it turns out I am not the unique…

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Yael Eisenstat: The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias | WIRED

IN WIRED MAGAZINE former Facebook elections integrity head Yael Eisenstat observes the ‘move fast’ culture in tech means there is…

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Editorial: Robot Journalism | NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DEMOCRATIC GAZETTE

‘It didn’t sit well for this outfit’s inky wretches. For we’ve seen the results of this kinda thing. It ain’t…

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John Naughton: ‘no more “soft” coverage of artificial intelligence’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘This research reveals why so many people seem oblivious to, or complacent about, the challenges that AI technology poses to…

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WaPo Editorial: A reason to despair about the digital future – Deepfakes | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘The ability to use machine learning to simulate an individual saying or doing almost anything poses personal and political risks…

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Steven Strogatz: One Giant Step for a Chess Playing Machine | NEW YORK TIMES

‘AlphaZero seemed to express insight. It played like no computer ever has, intuitively and beautifully, with a romantic, attacking style.’…

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Marcus & Ernest: No, artificial intelligence won’t solve fake news | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Existing A.I. systems that have been built to comprehend news accounts are extremely limited… lacking a robust mechanism for drawing…

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Joseph Stiglitz: ‘going towards a more divided society’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘Which is the easier way to make a buck: figuring out a better way to exploit somebody, or making a…

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Tom Kent: Fake news is about to get so much more dangerous | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘Society now has to learn that video no longer guarantees reliability. Instead, it could be the biggest lie of all.’…

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Oscar Schwartz: ‘The discourse is unhinged: how the media gets AI alarmingly wrong’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘Social media has allowed self-proclaimed ‘AI influencers’ who do nothing more than paraphrase Elon Musk to cash in on this…

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Henry Kissinger: How the enlightenment ends | THE ATLANTIC

‘By treating a mathematical process as if it were a thought process, and either trying to mimic that process ourselves…

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Philipp Gerbert: AI and the ‘Augmentation’ Fallacy | MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW

‘Executives need to prepare their people to “go meta,” leaving the constraints of the environment and moving to a higher…

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Fei Fei Li: How to Make A.I. That’s Good for People | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Despite its name, there is nothing “artificial” about this technology — it is made by humans, intended to behave like…

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Alfred Hermida: ‘We may be sleepwalking toward a future where AI systems dominate digital communications’ | POLICY OPTIONS

‘The era of AI heralds a new phase of disruption for the media. For journalists, it means becoming fluent in…

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Paul Chadwick: As technology develops, so must journalists’ codes of ethics | THE GUARDIAN

IN THE GUARDIAN Paul Chadwick says journalists need to consider whether fundamental human values are met in AI-enabled journalism, no…

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