October 16, 2017

Psychologists Are Facing Consequences for Helping with Torture. It’s Not Enough

(Washington Post) – In August, two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, settled a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three former CIA detainees. The psychologists were accused of designing, implementing and overseeing the CIA’s … Read More

October 2, 2017

AI Hacks Are Trying to Turn Code into Intelligence Like Alchemists Tried Turning Lead into Gold

(Quartz) – For more than a century, alchemists tried to graft the attributes of gold—yellow, fusible, inert, malleable—onto a single substance. Modern AI advocates are doing just the same, taking the attributes of “intelligence”—raw computational power, recognizing faces, mapping spaces, … Read More

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