We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren’t even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us — and what we can do in response.
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Livestream recording 2016-01-21 - "Imperfection might be the price for democracy." - Evgeny Morozov “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us” - Marshall McLuhan One of the most influential factors in shaping our digital era is the way we design it. As our world is rapidly changing, we need to digitally translate our constitutional checks and balances and make sure that our civil liberties as citizens will be protected. Are our governments well equipped enough to succeed in this? Do we trust that global corporations will respect our civil rights? What responsibility to actively protect civil liberties ourselves do we have as citizens have in this day and age? Tonight we will investigate these matters as part of our ongoing ‘Power to The People’-project in which we explore how civil liberties can be protected in a digital world. Keynote speaker is In.die’s Aral Balkan who will speak on ethical design, democracy and civil liberties. The core of his message will be animated and will serve as a conversation-starter on these matters in Dutch classrooms later this year. Moderator: Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal Speaking language: English. This video is also at: youtu.be/BVMfhzKnSgs NEDERLANDS: Power to The People wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Stichting Democratie & Media. debalie.nl/agenda/podium/power-to-the-people:-aral-balkan/e9782148/p11743527 d…