these are the works and the folks that keep me from (total) despair when navigating 'technology'
"Even as GEO seriously fought for and continually affirmed the importance of the anti-policing demands, and indeed the importance of an abolitionist strike, membership began to act in ways that mirrored the dynamics of the very entities they were seeking to abolish."
Six Reflections on an Abolitionist Strike at the University of Michigan
Repairing Innovation: A Study of Integrating AI in Clinical Care
by Madeleine Clare Elish and Elizabeth Anne Watkins
We Move Together: Disability Justice and Trans Liberation
My keynote for ActivityPub Conference 2020 is now online a few days before the conference begins! Since it's a fully remote conference, the idea is you can (should?) watch the talks before the interactive/live sessions later this week.
Here's the keynote, which is about ways to provide value to users that CANNOT be re-centralized by the big corporations: https://conf.tube/videos/watch/b8d6c88a-0e73-46dd-9e35-d4645bb12db8
And all the other talks, which I'm excited to watch: https://conf.tube/video-channels/apconf_channel/videos
i don't like vice but this author and piece is worth it https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g5pawq/an-ai-paper-published-in-a-major-journal-dabbles-in-phrenology
Arundhati Roy on Freedom, Fascism & Fiction
"New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI"
here an attempt to make automatic gender recognition from faces more inclusive of 'nonbinary genders'...
these fucking people do not get it
bullshit tech classifying gender
'Understanding Fairness of Gender ClassificationAlgorithms Across Gender-Race Groups'
'the bias of the gender classification system is not due to a particular algorithm'
should we tell them
The Dig: Demystifying Big Tech with Meredith Whittaker
"It's Really Up To Us" Barbara Smith on Combahee, Coalitions and Dismantling White Supremacy