Curated News: March 18, 2022

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Algorithmic Governance and Cultures of Policing

UKRAINE USING AI


This Saturday, Ukraine began using the controversial AI facial recognition software, Clearview, to pinpoint Russian soldiers and identify the dead.


[READ MORE] https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/03/14/ukraine-begins-using-controversial-clearview-ai-s-facial-recognition-to-id-russians-and-th


INACCURATE AI ARRESTS


When three men tell stories of wrongful arrests made based on inaccurate facial recognition software, it may be time to question the implications of furthering AI implementation within the law enforcement sector.


[READ MORE] https://www.wired.com/story/wrongful-arrests-ai-derailed-3-mens-lives/


WORTH IT?


Discussion surrounding AI policing and issues of faulty feedback loops, inaccuracy, and lack of human oversight, bring people to question if the benefits out way the risks.


[READ MORE] https://daily.jstor.org/what-happens-when-police-use-ai-to-predict-and-prevent-crime/


HIDDEN FACIAL RECOGNITION


Facial recognition software calls for immediate regulation as more and more snags emerge throughout the process, from the time of the arrest to the moment the defendant stands in court.


[READ MORE] https://www.wired.com/story/hidden-role-facial-recognition-tech-arrests/


UNBLINKING EYES


After Google decided to pass up the opportunity to pursue facial recognition technology due to ethical concerns, the police force, backed by New York Mayor, Eric Adams, and Clearview technology have managed to squeeze the questionable surveillance into police enforcement practices.


[READ MORE] https://thebaffler.com/latest/unblinking-eyes-de-la-hoz


Algorithmic Management and Workplace Surveillance

WHY IS HEALTHCARE AI BEHIND?


While there is nearly infinite potential when it comes to artificial intelligence’s implementation into the health care sector, there are several barriers that prevent a fully embraced adoption into the industry.


[READ MORE] https://www.brookings.edu/research/why-is-ai-adoption-in-health-care-lagging/


EMERGING DANGERS


While it is unlikely that cities will soon be overrun by robots gone bad, find out which emerging technologies currently pose the largest looming threat.


[READ MORE] https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-most-dangerous-emerging-technology-1847957403


AI MUSIC


Despite critiques saying that recent pop music has become too technologically edited, singer Jonathan Higgs took a revolutionary step even farther, inviting the world to witness the release of their AI written album, *Everything Everything. *


[READ MORE] https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/feb/18/confucius-beowulf-and-an-ai-called-kevin-everything-everythings-search-for-hope-in-strange-places


SMALL BUSINESS AI


Programs like the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator help small businesses by teaching them how to leverage the power of AI to boost their performance levels and keep up with the larger players of the industry.


[READ MORE] https://venturebeat.com/2022/03/14/can-ai-transform-small-businesses-and-grow-prosperity-across-north-america/


TECH MEASUREMENT


Companies begin to assess how technology and machine learning can be used to build more accurate performance metric systems, and upon implementation, are realizing the precision with which AI can offer managers indispensable information.


[READ MORE] https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/ai-can-change-how-you-measure-and-how-you-manag


Luxury, Corruption, Global Ethics & Tech

WILL SANCTIONS HELP?


While seizing the assets of Russian oligarchs won’t change Putin’s mind, it is a long-awaited move in the right direction, beginning the much-needed process of ebbing the transnational stream of corrupt money.


[READ MORE] https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/03/14/sanctioning-russian-oligarchs-may-not-stop-putin-but-its-still-a-huge-deal-00015864


ISRAEL CAUGHT IN THE TENSION


The Israeli government establishes a high-level committee to look into several Russian tycoons who seem to have taken Israeli citizenship in the recent years.They hope to find a way to prevent the state from becoming the last harbor of Russian money while still remaining a safe haven for all Jews.


[READ MORE] https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/14/as-ukraine-war-rages-israel-grapples-with-fate-of-oligarchs


DO THE OLIGARCHS INFLUENCE PUTIN’S WAR?


The question is, do the big players of the Russian economy have the ability to restrain Putin? Many argue that the sanctions of Russian oligarchs are an ineffective strategy, and it is smarter to reframe and ask, “what happens to dictators, not what happens to strongmen with government.”


[READ MORE] https://www.vox.com/recode/22971179/russian-oligarchs-influence-putin-ukraine-war-sanctions-limits


RUSSIAN CRYPTO


The spikes in cryptocurrency use, combined with the simultaneous rise of bitcoin and fall of the ruble’s value lead many to question whether or if cryptocurrency is the weak link in the global sanctions against Russia.


[READ MORE] https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-urges-stronger-transparency-for-real-estate-transactions


ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS CAN’T END HERE


The movement of anti-corruption efforts asks for more resources and urges the world to continue fighting the battle against financial corruption once the war with Russia is over.


[READ MORE] https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/07/russia-war-ukraine-anti-corruption-00014532