Explainable trade secrets: an oxymoron or fertile ground for innovation?

Amendment to the Article 70a of the Polish banking law that came into effect in June of this year, is the first legislative initiative in European Union that has the aim to empower bank clients seeking an explanation of their credit score, or the prediction of their creditworthiness. Strengthening the protection granted to Polish clients by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this precedent in national law enables borrowers to request “information on the factors, including personal data, which affected the evaluation of their creditworthiness.”

Obrazno prepoznavanje / Vzhodno od queera ali Kjer ga najdeš, Pritličje

"Vzhodno od queera ali Kjer ga najdeš" v precep vzame pojav, izdelek, osebnost, prostor, lik, gibanje in premisli, kako kulturni, družbeni stroj z obrati v produkciji ali zasuki v recepciji združuje, razdružuje spolne, kulturne, pa rasne, razredne antagonizme, agonizme in kaj od njih ostaja, vztraja. Študija z univerze v Stanfordu – ki ugotavlja, da računalniški algoritem z 81-odstotno natančnostjo za moške in 74-odstotno natančnostjo za ženske razlikuje med tem, kdo je homo in kdo hetero – poraja vprašanja o biološkem izvoru spolne usmeritve, etiki tehnologije obraznega zaznavanja in potencialu sorodne programske opreme, da krši pravico ljudi do zasebnosti ali da se jo zlorabi za gonjo zoper LGBT skupnost (The Guardian).

Encountering bloody others in mined reality / AI & Society

This article explores interpersonal and human–computer interaction in the era of big data through the lens of Martin Buber’s relational ethics. Doing theory otherwise, it analyses the importance of other voices and speech through the case of digital assistants, questioning the implications of naming them ‘companions’. Following recent proposals to ascribe legal subjectivity to synthetic agents, the article explores the effects on agency, interaction with flesh-and-blood others and democracy in an attention economy enmeshed with technologies of behavioural manipulation powered by users’ utterances that enable novel forms of social control by owners of the means of communication.

Are You In A Relationship With A Machine? / Twaats Podcast

We interact a lot with machines. Whether we’re using our mobile phones, giving Alexa commands or even playing with a (sex) robot), we’re now giving these devices more intimate information than ever before. In a way, this means that we might feel like we are in a private relationship with them, but the reality is that a lot of corporations hold this data. But we’ve always had a relationship with machines. We’ve found dildos that are 28,000 years old, we’ve fantasised about cars and statues, and sometimes our social status depends on the machines we own and interact with. So what really has changed?

Merila intime / Grounded Festival

Tehnologije, ki klasificirajo in ločujejo intimnosti, so neločljivo vezane na moč. Ta pojavitev se je vtaknila v zgodovinske fikcije in dejstva, gadgete ali atraktorje obdelala v njeni vmesniški vrednosti in psihopolitično vojno bojevala z lastnimi sredstvi. Avtorica ni mrtva, zato si jemlje za res. Njen rojstni dan, mednarodni dan spomina na holokavst, in njen privilegij, študirati raznolika merila, ki ločujejo, kdo ima moč in pravico imeti prav.
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