Tag: ethics

Digitally Literate #206

Lose YourselfDigitally Lit #206 – 7/20/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to issue #206 of Digitally Literate. In this newsletter I distill the news of the week in technology into an easy-to-read resource. Thank you for reading. Please subscribe if you haven’t already. This week I worked on a number of…

Asimov’s Laws of Robotics, and why AI may not abide by them

A great thought piece by Hans A. Gunno, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer studying at the University of Southampton. First, a refresher on the three laws of robotics. Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) was, in addition to being a professor of biochemistry, considered one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers of his time. In the mid-1900s, he…

Kant and information ethics

A piece by Charles Ess & Mary Thorseth in Ethics and Information Technology Journal (2008). All annotations in context. Kant’s basic thoughts on autonomy and the public domain are highly relevant to challenges concerning modern society, particularly to communication in the public sphere. Trust is but one important topic being discussed here; openness another. Thus,…

The Lifespan of a Lie

The Lifespan of a Lie – Trust Issues – Medium by Ben Blum (Medium)

It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy hair, was locked in a dark closet in the…

Ben Blum on the Stanford Prison Experiment in Medium. The famous psychology experiment was apparently a sham, and yet it continues to inform criminal justice policy, education and more. It was a defining moment in what has become perhaps the best-known psychology study of all time. Whether you learned about Philip Zimbardo’s famous “Stanford Prison Experiment”…

Algorithmic Accountability: A Primer

Algorithmic Accountability: A Primer (Data & Society)

Algorithmic Accountability examines the process of assigning responsibility for harm when algorithmic decision-making results in discriminatory and inequitable outcomes. The primer–originally prepared for the Progressive Congressional Caucus’ Tech Algorithm Briefing–explores the trade-offs debate

Big decisions about people’s lives are increasingly made by software systems and algorithms. This primer explores issues of algorithmic accountability, or the process of assigning responsibility for harm when algorithmic decision-making results in discriminatory and inequitable outcomes. There are few consumer or civil rights protections that limit the types of data used to build data…

The ethics and responsibilities of fiction

The ethics and responsibilities of fiction: Andrea Phillips at TEDxTransmedia

Andrea Phillips is an award-winning transmedia writer and author of A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling. Her work includes The Maester’s Path for HBO’s Game of Thrones with Campfire Media, The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour Quest with Stitch Media, America 2049 with human rights nonprofit Breakthrough, the independent commercial ARG Perplex City,…

Ethics of Immersive Digital Storytelling

She voiced concern over the ethics and responsibility of digital storytellers, particularly those who use media to trick/entertain viewers to enter into the story from different angles. (Transmedia is the idea of a story unfolded over different media, technology and platforms — the pieces joined together to tell a story, although each piece could stand…