What does Transparent AI mean?

Article by Fenna Woudstra, former intern at Filosofie in actie (an organization based in Arnhem, the Netherlands advising technology companies and projects on the ethical use of data) Over the last couple of years many companies, institutions, governments, and ethicists have proposed their own principles for the development of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) in an [...]

Political campaigns on social media subvert political autonomy of citizens

Article by Bailey Alexander May, a recent graduate with a BA in Social and Political Sciences from University of York, United Kingdom The conception and practice of democracies across the world are arguably becoming increasingly blurred. Why? Because the big data processing capabilities of artificial intelligence (or AI) is reshaping what it means to drive [...]

A data-driven solution to build cycle paths — Making urban mobility efficient and sustainable

In this article, Vittoria Pauri, Giulio Consiglio, and Michele Nasini from Bocconi University, Italy explain how the use of big data can help make our urban mobility planning efficient and paradigms environmentally sustainable. The global demographic trends show that every year more and more people live in urban areas. Hence, urban mobility has been a [...]

How the COVID-19 pandemic will boost digitalization

Article By Thieß Petersen, Senior Advisor, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany and Lecturer, European University Viadrina The corona crisis has the world in its grip. The extent of the social upheavals and the long-term consequences of this pandemic are not yet foreseeable. However, there is some evidence that it will further accelerate the [...]

Automated Facial Recognition Systems and the Mosaic Theory of Privacy: The Way Forward

Arindrajit Basu of the Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore) and Siddharth Sonkar of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata) have co-written this blog as part of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title — Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy from data aggregation by automated [...]

Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS): Responding to Related Privacy Concerns

Arindrajit Basu of the Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore) and Siddharth Sonkar of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata) have co-written this blog as part of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title — Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy from data aggregation by automated [...]

Decrypting Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS) and Delineating Related Privacy Concerns

Arindrajit Basu of the Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore) and Siddharth Sonkar of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata) have co-written this blog as part of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title — Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy from data aggregation by automated [...]

Tackling Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) — through regulation, not bans

Article by Setu Bandh Upadhyay, Research Fellow, The Dialogue, New Delhi Every time a video of Boston Dynamics comes out, the Internet reacts in two ways: amazed at the achievements of humanity, and simultaneously, scared of the possibility of future robot overlords. Boston Dynamics is a highly advanced American robotics company that has produced absolutely [...]

How AI and Big Data could increase the international division of labour in the future — and partial interests might prevent this

Article By Thieß Petersen, Senior Advisor, Global Economic Dynamics Project, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany and Lecturer, European University Viadrina Artificial intelligence (AI), big data and other digital technologies have the potential to reduce the costs of the international division of labour in the future. The resulting merging of markets would improve the supply of goods and [...]