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Luxury, Corruption, Global Ethics & Tech
CAN WE DO BETTER?
The complete pervasiveness of Russian oligarch’s wealth begs the question of how the dirty money became so entrenched in the global economy in the first place and calls for reform in the way we monitor corruption.
The United States has founded the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Program and announced that they will provide incentives for people who provide information that might help identify and recover Russian wealth.
WILL IT EVEN HELP?
While the world is eager to sanction every Russian oligarch, we must start by asking ourselves whether we can truly locate all the Russian wealth and if the oligarchs have any real power over Putin.
Read about how countries enabled Russian kleptocracy and the top ten ways the world can better prevent it in the future.
Controversy ensues after eight anonymous Russian oligarchs were given permission to remain in Britain under the investor visa scandal.
Algorithmic Management and Workplace Surveillance
Post pandemic, companies have joined the myriads of establishments collecting storehouses of data and the world wants to know what can ethically be done with the recorded information.
Read about the implications of introducing AI tools to the workplace from an investor’s perspective, an academics perspective, and a legal and regulatory perspective.
The competitive advantage in productivity offered by the utilization of remote work surveillance may not be worth the likely loss of employee trust.
The frantic scramble for talent has left employers looking to gain an advantage over competitor recruitment, and AI seems to be the go-to method.
STRESSES OF AI MANAGEMENT
Explore why studies show that we hate being managed by an algorithm, and how companies like Uber, Amazon, and other members of the gig economy have left employees feeling frustrated
Algorithmic Governance and Cultures of Policing
PREDICTIVE POLICING & CHILDREN
]The story of Bobby Jones’ experience with AI based predictive policing sheds a light on the unjust and often invasive nature of technological policing tools.
GOOD OR BAD
Pete Mains argues that banning predictive policing tools is a bad idea, and that if utilized correctly, common concerns like algorithmic loops, inaccurate indications, and over-policing are problems that can be easily solved.
PERFECT POLICE STATE
In his book, *The Perfect Police State*, Geoffrey Cain reveals how China has developed a large-scale nonstop surveillance system to use against the Muslim population.
Kathy Hochul, New York’s governor, divulged her plans for expansion of anti-gun crime initiatives and budget increase for advancement of surveillance technologies has somehow gone unnoticed in the public eye.
An0m, the company known in the black market as the manufacturer of the most secure phones in the world, ultimately reveals itself to be a front for police surveillance.