Ethical (And Unethical!) Tech News You Might Have Missed!
In a busy world of constant notifications, our dear readers deserve a few minutes to kick their feet up, grab a cup of coffee, and catch up on our favorite ethical tech stories from the last month.
The People OpenAI Should Consider for Its New Board (The Information) - From our very own Tom Chavez, Board Chair and Founder of the Ethical Tech Project, some suggestions on how to manage OpenAI
Is Meta’s ad-free service just another way to make people pay for privacy? (The Guardian) - Meta finally providing privacy protections for
all their usersEuropeans for freewho are willing to pay
How Nations Are Losing a Global Race to Tackle A.I.’s Harms - Is it possible for regulators to keep up with an evolving AI landscape?
Exclusive: Mozilla adds 4 new directors from diverse backgrounds to its nonprofit board in stark contrast to OpenAI (Fortune) - Diverse AI talent exists for the organizations that want to find it
As A.I.-Controlled Killer Drones Become Reality, Nations Debate Limits (The New York Times) - AI killer drones … what could go wrong?!
Clearview AI reaches preliminary deal to settle biometric data privacy lawsuit (Biometricupdate.com) Is this a step towards privacy or just another legal maneuver to avoid accountability?
California’s Draft AI Privacy Rules Show Ambitious Approach (Bloomberg Law) - Want privacy legislation? Go west!
Silicon Valley’s AI boom collides with a skeptical Sacramento (Politico) Grab your popcorn - this next legislative session will be fun
The Advertising Industry’s Existential Crisis (Forbes) Marketing will never be the same - but is AI only going to make it worse?
VCs and Tech Companies at Odds Over AI Regulation (The Information) The real question is whether either group (if any) is more concerned about their profits or their human impact
AI Companies Must Rethink How They Pay For Data, Lanier says (Bloomberg) An ethical tech OG shares his thoughts on AI training data
What the executive order means for openness in AI (AI Snake Oil) Lots of takes on the executive order this last month - we considered this to be one of the more thoughtful, measured responses
‘Wholly ineffective and pretty obviously racist’: Inside New Orleans’ struggle with facial-recognition policing (Politico) - While people worry about existential risk from AGI, the real AI risk may be the biased algorithms already in use today
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