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Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops

The UK’s privacy watchdog revealed yesterday that it intends to fine Facebook the maximum possible (£500k) under the country’s 1998 data protection regime for breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. But that’s just the tip of the regulatory missiles now being directed at the platform and its ad-targeting methods — and indeed, at the wider big data economy’s ...

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Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/O conference in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice assistant feature that will enable the AI to make telephone calls on behalf of its human owner. The so-called ‘Duplex’ feature of the Google Assistant was shown calling a hair salon to book ...

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Australian Army chief talks up threats to ‘ethical’ warfare – but track record suggests hypocrisy

The chief of the Australian Army has discussed the laws of ‘ethical conduct’ on the battlefield in an age when AI is set to transform conflict, but questions abound as to whether Canberra is on shaky moral ground itself. Australian Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell addressed the question of drones and robots on the battlefield, and more specifically those countries and groups ...

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Giving up on moral & ethical values ‘more dangerous than nuclear bomb’ – Putin

Humanity is entering a new stage in its development when abandoning moral and ethical values may cause a larger catastrophe than a nuclear war, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the guests of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi. The moral and ethical component is an “important circumstance” for any type of activity in modern society, Putin ...

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App aims to steer 'Boycott Trump' supporters to ethical companies

WASHINGTON — Want to boycott President Trump? There’s an app — and an extension — for that. DoneGood, a startup aimed at connecting progressive shoppers with companies that prioritize fair wages and environmental protection, has added a new “Boycott Trump” app and a Google Chrome extension to let people know when the companies they’re perusing online have in some way ...

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