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We should challenge the cult of Singularity (says Joi Ito, Director MIT Media Lab)

The Director of the MIT Media Lab Joi Ito has a wonderful and...
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The ethics of care and radical data science: an inhumane reduction of humanity down to what can be counted?

Os Keyes is a PhD student at the University of Washington and an...
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Curing death or ageing better? Healthspan vs. lifespan

Anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite says we need to fix our own deeply...
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Ethics as a strategic business asset?

My good friend Bill Wilkie has a new post on ethics. Bill has several...
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We have to stop robots from outsmarting humanity

Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He founded the...
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The dark and shady practices of Silicon Valley

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years and was one...
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Humanity is on ‘the highway to digital dictatorship’, says Yuval Noah Harari (but it’s not inevitable)

“Well, none of this is inevitable,” he says, suddenly eager to sound a...
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Cats and guacamole: a reflection on platform loyalty and information fiduciaries.

Jonathan Zittrain, Founder of the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet &...
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Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Build a Mind-Reading Machine

“The idea is to allow people to use their thoughts to navigate...
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How AI will rewire us (good read via TheAtlantic)

I like AI discussions that focus on humans or human behaviour. This week,...
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New Podcast: how to humanise the IoT (Internet of Things); Chapter 5 of Gerd’s book Technology vs Humanity

Here is our next podcast based on chapter-5 of Gerd's book Technology vs...
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Gerd’s Digital Ethics newsletter #6 has been published: AI versus human creativity, big tech engages with ethics… and more

Read the latest edition here (and yes... sign up!) Welcome to the sixth...
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Please sign up for my Digital Ethics newsletter – this is the #1 technology topic in 2019

Go here to read the latest edition and sign up for this weekly summary of...
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Team Human vs Team AI: when Rushkoff meets Morozov

Guest post by The Futures Agency curator Peter Van Rushkoff has a new...
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The age of surveillance capitalism: are we pawns or chess-players?

This post was co-produced with Peter Van Both The Guardian and The...
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Creating Alternate Synthetic Minds: Shall we let the fox guard the henhouse?

Guest post by Peter Van In this post, we’ll have at a more...
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New podcast with Matt Ward: Megashifts, AI and Why the Future is More Unknowable than Ever

Listen to it now on iTunes Matt Ward is a serial entrepreneur, angel...
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