Curated News: March 4, 2022

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Algorithmic Governance and Cultures of Policing

LACK OF COMMON SENSE


Despite AI’s promising advancements, there is still much left to be desired. Researchers join to create a dataset called Sherlock to test the ability of AI systems to apply reasoning to observed text and visual cues.


[READ MORE] https://venturebeat.com/2022/02/23/this-new-dataset-shows-that-ai-still-lacks-commonsense-reasoning/


AI AND SOCIAL PROTECTION


If AI technology is currently cheap and readily available, why has it not already been implemented to improve social protection?


[READ MORE] https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2022/02/23/ai-for-social-protection-mind-the-people/


AI KILLER ROBOTS


The United Nations races to evaluate the risks of automated killer robots as the world superpowers invest billions into developing them.


[READ MORE] https://theconversation.com/un-fails-to-agree-on-killer-robot-ban-as-nations-pour-billions-into-autonomous-weapons-research-173616


SURVEILLANCE IN ISRAEL


A battle ensues as Israel’s justice ministry argues against recent reports that the police have been using Pegasus, a spyware tool, to surveil several public officials.


[READ MORE] https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/pegasus_nso_israel_surveillance.php


LAPD FLAWED REFORM


The new policing program shares a strikingly alarming similarity to Operation Laser and PredPol, operations that were scrapped due to bias concerns, and Los Angeles fears the start of a possibly viscous cycle.


[READ MORE] https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/07/lapd-predictive-policing-surveillance-reform


Luxury, Corruption, Global Ethics & Tech

RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS IN NYC


Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, American policy makers are calling for the 35 members of Putin’s circle involved in his corruption and money laundering activities to be officially sanctioned by the U.S.


[READ MORE] https://nypost.com/2022/02/27/heres-where-russian-oligarchs-and-their-families-own-property-in-nyc/


ISRAELI ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING EFFORTS


Shlomit Wagman, director-general of the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority (IMPA), discusses her “follow the money” strategy and how AI technology can help advance efforts even farther.


[READ MORE] https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/banking-and-finance/article-696104


SWISS SPORTS CORRUPTION


Ten years after corruption scandals prompted the Swiss government to initiate action against powerful international sports federations in 2012, the country’s sports industry is still left with crippling problems.


[READ MORE] https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/why-switzerland-remains-at-the-heart-of-corruption-in-sport/47372632?utm_campaign=teaser-in-querylist&utm_content=o&utm_source=swissinfoch&utm_medium=display


REAL ESTATE TRANSPARENCY


Senator Sheldon submitted a comment to the treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) asking the Department to take action concerning all-cash real estate transactions.


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


PUTIN’S NETWORK


Find out how lawyers, proxies, and banks have played a role in allowing Vladimir Putin and his associates to hide their wealth by using shell companies, trusts, and other secretive entities.


[READ MORE] https://www.icij.org/inside-icij/2022/03/how-a-network-of-enablers-have-helped-russias-oligarchs-hide-their-wealth-abroad/


Algorithmic Management and Workplace Surveillance

HEALTH INSURERS BIAS


As the use of artificial intelligence in the health care industry grows, questions about impartiality and fairness call for more exploration of the way digital systems are developed and implemented.


[READ MORE] https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01287


SUPERBOWL INTELLIGENCE


The Passing Score, a measure that used Amazon’s AI to evaluate quarterback’s performance in each play during the Super Bowl, has the potential to be used in other areas as well, assigning scores to employees workplace safety adherence or performance in manufacturing plants.


[READ MORE] https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/super-bowl-amazon-machine-learning-passer-score-artificial-intelligence.html


AI SUPPLY CHAINS


Consumer packaged goods companies are harnessing the power of AI and machine learning to manage supply chains, but when limitations become apparent, organizations look for a way to get around the stunted potential of their tools.


[READ MORE] https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/autonomous-supply-chain-planning-for-consumer-goods-companies


BET ON THE BOTS


Rapid technological development makes the ability for robots to do security patrol, make music, drive taxis, and provide healthcare seem like a not so distant possibility.


[READ MORE] https://www.cmcmarkets.com/en/opto/bet-on-the-bots


DATA MANAGEMENT


Computational leadership science, or CLS, is the newest method of improving leadership through technology. Discover how companies like IBM are using CLS to create business value and improve their management setup.


[READ MORE] https://hbr.org/2022/03/how-data-can-make-better-managers?ab=hero-subleft-2