Category: MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

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Amazon Is Selling Cops Its Facial Recognition Tool. That’s A Bad, Potentially Racist Move.

Amazon Is Selling Cops Its Facial Recognition Tool. That’s A Bad, Potentially Racist Move.

Facial recognition software often does not properly identify darker-skinned people. As the people “leveraging” the Rekognition technology may or may n ...
Algorithms are Coming for Their Jobs, so Workers are Teaching Themselves Algorithms

Algorithms are Coming for Their Jobs, so Workers are Teaching Themselves Algorithms

When cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes started automating its quality assurance testing last year, it knew that the move could put more than four do ...
Algorithms are Coming for Their Jobs, so Workers are Teaching Themselves Algorithms

Can VR Teach Racial Empathy?

1,000 Cut Journey’ is an immersive virtual reality experience in which the viewer becomes Michael Sterling, a black man, encountering racism as a youn ...
Joy Reid Will Stay on air at MSNBC Amid Outcry Over Alleged anti-gay Posts

Joy Reid Will Stay on air at MSNBC Amid Outcry Over Alleged anti-gay Posts

Popular MSNBC host Joy Reid will remain on the air amid a controversy over what appear to be old posts expressing anti-gay views on her now-defunct pe ...
Black Panther Will Be the First Film Shown in Saudi Arabian Cinemas in 35 Years

Black Panther Will Be the First Film Shown in Saudi Arabian Cinemas in 35 Years

Black Panther will break Saudi Arabia’s 35-year long cinema ban, becoming the first film publicly shown in theaters in the conservative gulf kingdom s ...
AI Startup Seeks to Create Unbiased News by Combining Human Intuition With Algorithm-based Research

AI Startup Seeks to Create Unbiased News by Combining Human Intuition With Algorithm-based Research

It’s hard to trust the news in 2018. People rely on non-biased reporting from journalists. If it’s not tainted local news coloring people’s opinions, ...
Macron on how AI will shape the future, and threaten democracy

Macron on how AI will shape the future, and threaten democracy

Technology has a powerful influence on our identity and society.  In a fascinating interview with Wired's Nicholas Thompson, French president Emmanuel ...
Why It’s So Important for Kids to see Diverse TV and Movie Characters

Why It’s So Important for Kids to see Diverse TV and Movie Characters

Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids. Arthimedes/Shutterstock.com Julie Dobrow, Tufts University; Calvin Gidney, ...
Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration

Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration

An analysis of 9.7 million tweets reveals that news organizations played the largest role in which content was linked to compared with other informati ...
Master of None’s Lena Waithe: ‘If you come from a poor background, TV becomes what you dream about’

Master of None’s Lena Waithe: ‘If you come from a poor background, TV becomes what you dream about’

The Emmy-winning star of Master of None is one of the most sought-after new voices in Hollywood. Ahead of her new US drama The Chi, she talks about gr ...
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