Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 12 October

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 12 October
October 15, 2018 Manuel Fernandez Sierra

Each week The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 6 – 12 October 2018.

AI

AI Takeover? Robot Will Appear as a Witness Before British Parliament to Give Evidence on Artificial Intelligence – Newsweek

Google CEO Quietly Met with Military Leaders at the Pentagon, Seeking to Smooth Tensions over Drone AIThe Washington Post

Big Data

Google Drops $10bn Battle for Pentagon Data ContractBBC

Health

UK Biobank Shares the Promise of Big DataNature

Parkinson’s Diagnosis Set to be Sped up by Tencent’s AIBBC

Privacy

Genome Hackers Show No One’s DNA is Anonymous AnymoreWired

Google’s Privacy Whiplash Shows Big Tech’s Inherent ContradictionsWired

Did Facebook Learn Anything From the Cambridge Analytica Debacle? – The New York Times

Regulation

California Takes the Lead in Regulating the Internet of ThingsThe National Law Review

Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to PublicThe Wall Street Journal

Surveillance

Tech Workers Now Want to Know:  What Are We Building This For?The New York Times

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.