Supporting gig workers, AI in the courtroom, and more (March)

The EU's Platform Work Directive is put into law. Plus, our report on community driven research on tech and society.

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Possible Futures Series and more Feb updates: February 29, 2024

Read our first entry in the possible futures series, request to use our spatial apartheid dataset, join our campaign to support data workers, and more.

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Happy New Year and other January updates

The DAIR team can’t say we were that sad to say goodbye to 2023 or that happy to welcome 2024. But we celebrate making it here with your support.

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Our 2nd Anniversary and other December updates: December 28, 2023

We launched DAIR 2 years ago, on December 2nd 2021, and grew it to a small but mighty team of 16 people across 3 continents.

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NoTechForApartheid Event: November 22, 2023

Our #NoTechForApartheid event with Haymarket Books was held on Monday November 27 2:30pm–5:30pm EST.

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Ceasefire Now! and other October updates: October 26, 2023

We stand in solidarity with our Palestinian siblings who have lived under brutal Israeli occupation and apartheid for 75 years. Read our statement here.

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September Newsletter: September 22, 2023

US senator Markey and others sent a letter to 9 companies on the “use of underpaid, overworked data workers.”

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August Newsletter: August 24, 2023

Be ware of the generative AI gold rush. In this Tech Policy Press Op-ed, Alex and Emily caution against generative AI hype.

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DAIR July Newsletter: July 27, 2023

What's Behind the Race to Create AGI? Who is funding the obsession on the hypothetical AI Apocalypse? Learn more in this month's newsletter.

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DAIR June Newsletter: June 29, 2023

Read about DAIR's presence at FAccT, and Alex’s keynote highlighted the work of Amazon Mechanical Turk workers.

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DAIR May Newsletter: May 28th, 2023

More AI Hype take downs on Mystery AI Hype Theater 3000 and answering your questions in this edition of our newsletter.

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April Newsletter: April 28th, 2023

Recordings of our Stochastic Parrots Day event, DAIR in Kigali and our policy brief on regulation for general purpose AI models.

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Stochastic Parrots Day: March 16, 2023

Agenda for our Stochastic Parrots Day event celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the paper's publication.

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Screenshot of Joy Buolamwini and Timnit Gebru at the AJL Gender Shades 5 year anniversary celebration event.

February Newsletter: March 1, 2023

The Algorithmic Justice League celebrates the 5 year anniversary of the Gender Shades project, Mystery AI Hype Theater 3000, and more.

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January Newsletter: January 25, 2023

AI hype vs reality, listen to Tech Won't Save Us, and see what we're reading (and writing).

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DAIR Monthly Digest: December 21, 2023

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary by showcasing our work through a series of talks, interviews and panels.

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