Crazy Genius, WMDs, and the US Border Patrol

July 05, 2019



I’ve been listening to the crazy/genius podcast recently. Season 3 is titled “Unbreak the Internet” and discusses topics like privacy, pornography, influencers, and the surveillance state. I really recommend it.

Big Data

I recently read Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy , which made it to my list of my favorite books of 2019. An important look at how a lot of our AI systems encode social biases like race and gender. It defines what makes a system a “WMD” and how systems can make a positive impact.

War on Immigrants

The Intercept archives racists and obscene Facebook posts made by border patrol agents.

by nagee elghassein.