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Artificial intelligence reinforces power and privilege

Computational surveillance empowers governments and corporations and diminishes accountability.

What do a Yemeni refugee in the queue for food aid, a checkout worker in a British supermarket and a depressed university student have in common?

  • Cori Crider
  • Al Jazeera

They’re all being sifted by some form of artificial intelligence.

Advanced nations and the world’s biggest companies have thrown billions of dollars behind AI – a set of computing practices, including machine learning that collate masses of our data, analyse it, and use it to predict what we would do.

Yet cycles of hype and…

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