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Why technology puts human rights at risk

Movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Terminator brought rogue robots and computer systems to our cinema screens.

  • Birgit Schippers
  • The Conversation

But these days, such classic science fiction spectacles don’t seem so far removed from reality. Increasingly, we live, work and play with computational technologies that are autonomous and intelligent.

Vuz 5eThese systems include software and hardware with the capacity for independent reasoning and decision making.

They work for us on the factory floor; they decide whether we can get a mortgage; they track and measure our activity and…

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