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Africa's Push To Regulate AI Starts Now

Nyalleng: "If it works with people and works for people, then it has to be regulated.”

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How Satellite Images and AI Could Help Fight Spatial Apartheid in South Africa

Our spatial apartheid work was featured in MIT Technology Review!

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‘Stochastic Parrot’: A Name for AI That Sounds a Bit Less Intelligent

Stochastic Parrots is AI Related Word of the 2023! Read this article on the origins of the word.

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The AI startup outperforming Google Translate in Ethiopian languages

"Chatbots like ChatGPT are utterly broken or useless for these languages."

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These Women Tried to Warn Us About AI

Timnit and Safiya were featured in this Rolling Stones article that reached more than 1M readers.

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An Interview With Krystal Kauffman: Lead Organizer of Turkopticon

Remote Mechanical Turk workers are responsible for training artificial intelligence algorithms and completing other data-related business processes - we hear about the workplace issues they face.

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Meron Die einsame Jägerin der Menschenhändler

Article in German about our fellow Meron Estefanos. The English translation of the title is The lonely huntress of human traffickers.

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Announcing the 2023 Just Tech Fellows

Our fellow, Adrienne Williams, has won a Just Tech fellowship. Read her project description here.

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The Human Labor Powering AI Engines

Dylan Baker joins Sarah Roberts to discuss the exploited labor fueling AI systems.

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Potentially Useful, but Error-Prone: ChatGPT on the Black Tech Ecosystem

In this interview, Asmelash Teka breaks down how ChatGPT fails to serve Black people around the world.

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Taming the algorithms. The future is being coded now. Will it include us?

DAIR was the cover story of issue 9 of The Continent.

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We need to examine the beliefs of today’s tech luminaries

This article in the Financial Times breaks down the TESCREAL bundle of idoelogies driving the race to attempt to build "artificial general intelligence."

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Generative AI: What's all the hype about?

Alex was on NPR's Market place discussing what generative AI is and isn't.

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Get a clue, says panel about buzzy AI tech: It’s being ‘deployed as surveillance’

Alex and other panelists at a Bloomberg conference in San Francisco remind the audience that AI is primarily being used for surveillance purposes.

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Inside the AI Factory: the humans that make tech seem human

Mila's work was discussed in this article detailing the labor exploitation fueling AI systems.

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Can AI Avoid Bias?

Alex was on Bloomberg TV discussing bias and AI.

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After the Whistle Blows

After the Whistle Blows:Silicon Valley likes to celebrate and lionize disruptors. But for women in the tech industry who speak out, there can be a high price to pay for rocking the boat.

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Trabajos repetitivos y mal pagados, la otra cara del avance de la Inteligencia Artificial

Adrienne, Mila and Timnit's works were discussed in this article detailing the labor exploitation fueling AI systems.

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How the AI industry profits from catastrophe

Mila's work is discussed in this article discussing how the AI industry exploits labor.

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Alex Hanna left Google to try to save AI’s future

After her departure, she joined Timnit Gebru’s Distributed AI Research Institute, and work is well underway.

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AI researcher Timnit Gebru explains why large language models like ChatGPT have inherent bias and calls for oversight in the tech

Timnit appeared on the CBS show 60 minutes, to discuss the dangers of large language models.

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Google fired its star AI researcher one year ago. Now she’s launching her own institute

The Washington Post covered DAIR's launch.

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