Curated News: March 25, 2022

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Algorithmic Governance and Cultures of Policing

VIOLATION OF THE 4TH


The court ruling that a cellphone dragnet being used to find a bank robbery suspect is unconstitutional is a huge development for the movement of people pushing back against surveillance policing.


[READ MORE] https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/geofence-warrants-help-police-find-suspects-using-google-ruling-could-n1291098


AI POLICING IN INDIA


As Telangana continues to build their AI-based policing empire in Banjara Hills, the world questions the effectiveness of their technological efforts.


[READ MORE] https://analyticsindiamag.com/how-helpful-is-the-growing-ai-based-policing-in-india/


AMERICAN’S VIEW ON AI


A recent poll reveals that Americans have a multitude of concerns when it comes to fully embracing AI and human enhancement technologies.


[READ MORE] https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2022/03/17/ai-and-human-enhancement-americans-openness-is-tempered-by-a-range-of-concerns/


PREDICITIVE POLICING FUNDS


The Justice Department admits to the insufficient oversight over the grants and funding distribution to police for development of technology-based policing tools.


[READ MORE] https://gizmodo.com/justice-department-kept-few-records-on-predictive-polic-1848660323


POLICING APP


After several protestors were photographed and catalogued in the new app, Intrepid Response, an interface that allows police officers to upload and share information across agencies, people began to demand information.


[READ MORE] https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/03/23/1047899/secret-police-app-minnesota-police-journalists-protests-data/


Luxury, Corruption, Global Ethics & Tech

OLIGARCHS IN LONDON


Oligarchs like Roman Abromovich have long been entering Britain under Putin’s command with the goal of entrenching themselves in the British political, economic, and legal systems. In his book, Oliver Bullough discusses if it is even possible for England to truly cut ties to Russia or if the dynamics are too intertwined.


[READ MORE] https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/03/28/how-putins-oligarchs-bought-london


SANCTION SCREENING


The blockchain data platform, Chainalysis, is introducing new sanction screening tools in order to prevent crypto currency from becoming Russia’s method of evading economic sanctions.


[READ MORE] https://cryptonews.com/news/as-new-crypto-sanction-screening-tool-launched-tornado-cash-keeps-mixing-fbi-chimes.htm


SHOULD OLIGARCHS BE THE TARGET?


Mikhail Fridman, one of Russia’s big oligarchs, offers an interview discussion on the topic of sanctions and reasons that the economic condemnation of oligarchs reveals a terrifying lack of clarity when it comes to the worlds understanding of Russian political structure.


[READ MORE] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-03-17/broke-russian-oligarch-fridman-says-sanctioned-billionaires-can-t-sway-putin


JEWISH OLIGARCHS


Jewish communities struggle deciding how to respond to Jewish Russian oligarchs like Roman Abramovich, Moshe Kantor, and Petr Aven, men who have strong Russia ties but who have also donated billions of dollars to Jewish causes. As it become more unclear if sanctions against oligarchs can even influence Putin, communities are still treading carefully.


[READ MORE] https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/fate-putins-jewish-oligarchs


CAN CRYPTO SAVE THEM?


Experts say that although Russian individuals may be turning to crypto currency during the current crisis, Russia, a G20 economy, is too big for a complete transition to bitcoin in order to really avoid sanctions.


[READ MORE] https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/crypto/why-cryptocurrency-wont-help-the-kremlin-dodge-economic-sanctions/


Algorithmic Management and Workplace Surveillance

AI COACHING


Experts argue that AI is set to completely revolutionize the way companies manage employees, predicting that companies who fail to employ emerging technologies will quickly lose competitive advantage.


[READ MORE] https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2022/02/28/ai-is-poised-to-revolutionize-how-we-coach-employees-heres-what-company-leaders-need-to-know-and-do/?sh=229bcb722512


AUTOMATED RECRUITMENT


In a post-covid world, The Great Resignation has businesses struggling to fill positions and turning to AI for recruitment help. Read about how companies can automate hiring processes in a responsible and equitable way.


[READ MORE] https://allwork.space/2022/03/swiping-left-on-the-never-ending-job-search-how-ai-is-shaping-the-hiring-process/


BIG BROTHER BOSSES


Despite home becoming the workplace for many, questions of the nature of employee surveillance, monitoring, and tracking are still worth asking.


[READ MORE] https://www.aarp.org/home-family/personal-technology/info-2022/employee-tracking-software.html


WORKPLACE HARASSMENT


Fairwords, an AI-powered communications protection software, offers companies a spell-check like tool that can help to prevent workplace harassment.


[READ MORE] https://venturebeat.com/2022/03/22/fairwords-claims-to-prevent-workplace-harassment-with-ai-but-the-reality-is-more-complicated/


AI ON HR


AI is about to become invaluable to HR work, revolutionizing talent acquisition by allowing managers to gain access to the right candidate pools, aid in resume ranking, improve employee engagement, and address inquiries.


[READ MORE] https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2022/03/23/how-ai-is-primed-to-disrupt-hr-and-recruiting/?sh=604597791078