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'The Creators Of Pokémon Go Mapped The World. Now They're Mapping You'
Niantic, imperial power, mass surveillance, etc..

today in capitalism : You Can SEll The Rights to Your Face in Perpetuity for $127,000

'Automating poverty - A series exploring how our governments use AI to target the vulnerable'

« Each day, Brenda leaves her home here to catch a bus to the east side of Nairobi where she, along with more than 1,000 colleagues in the same building, work hard on a side of artificial intelligence we hear little about - and see even less.

In her eight-hour shift, she creates training data. Information - images, most often - prepared in a way that computers can understand. »


re-upping this:

« When Artificial Intelligence works as intended, Silicon Valley types often say it's "like magic".

But it isn't magic. It's Brenda, a 26-year-old single mother who lives Kibera, Africa's largest slum, and perhaps the toughest neighbourhood on earth, where hundreds of thousands of people live in a space not too much bigger than London's Hyde Park. »

Audio, Transcripts, and Slides from “Any Sufficiently Advanced Neglect is Indistinguishable from Malice”
by Damien Williams

'The World-Wide Work'
'a talk on automation, power, justice, and labor in the tech industry'

today in capitalism.. I was not expecting the "Jesus shoes" with holy water in the soles selling for $4,000

' Allegories of the Anthropocene' 

"Tens of thousands of Americans have received demands to repay alleged overpayments of government benefits – often decades old – plunging them into a Kafkaesque struggle against a faceless bureaucracy"
by Virginia Eubanks

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"What happens when you become the representation you’ve been fighting for?” Racist Sandwich co-creator Soleil Ho on the pressure, anxiety, and risk of commodification that comes with the SF Chronicle naming her their newest restaurant critic. youtu.be/DM6Xe3wgycY

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