AI ethics: Dr. Carissa Véliz on privacy, advertising and machine learning

One of the most important is personal data, the subject of a new book from Dr. Carissa Véliz, an associate professor in the faculty of philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford. While data is often viewed from a business or even political angle, Véliz uses an ethical perspective to argue for ending the focus on personal data in fields such as advertising.

Explaining Section 230 (and its connection to recommendation algorithms)

If you haven’t heard of Section 230 before, get ready.

Last night U.S. President Donald Trump said he was vetoing a defense spending bill until Congress had “completely terminated” the section, which in short, provides entities such as social media websites a legal shield against being sued for the content that is posted by their users.