AI: Trick or Threat

A conversation with Ivana Bartoletti
An MIT study showed that fake news travels six times faster on Twitter than real news. Different phenomenons occurring online are a powerful weapon and a fertile territory for spreading information based on a bias. Is AI a dehumanization weapon in the wrong hands or just a progressive tool? What is the cost of creating machine learning and similar algorithms?

A grown and wild digital ecosystem based on an attention economy, engaging business model and behavioral advertising is editing reality thus becoming a vital policymaker. The utopic idea of the Internet and the existing perceptions of AI and robots, or as Meredith Broussard coined it Technochauvinism, is being challenged and rethought.

Where lies a link between technology and justice? Is a relationship between competition and privacy laws on a good path? Why is ethics an important factor in the digital surroundings?

In a new episode of the k/talks podcast with Ivana Bartoletti, a Technical Director at Deloitte and an internationally recognised thought leader in the field of responsible technology, we are discussing these and many more questions and concepts.


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Exclusively to our listeners, please see the discount code (KTALKS) for the purchase of the book “An Artificial Revolution” by Ivana Bartoletti (paperback, eBook or paperback and eBook bundle).

This episode is in English.

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  3. Crawford, Kate, “Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence”, Yale University Press (2021)
  4. Dignum, Virginia, “Responsible Artificial Intelligence”, Springer (2019) 
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  7. Veliz, Carissa, “Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data”, Transworld Publishers (2020)
  1. “Coded Bias“ – Director: Shalini Kantayya (2020) 
  2. “Social Dilemma“ – Director: Jeff Orlowski (2020)
  3.  “iHuman” – Director: Tonje Hessen Schei (2019)
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