June 08, 2020

Interesting Things on the Internet: June 8th 2020

  • 'All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace': Care and the Cybernetic University. On AI and automation and machine learning, ostensibly in education, but applicable everywhere. It's long been easy to make a good living in tech helping to further the "inevitable" drive for "efficiency" for those with power. It's only been inevitable because we have enabled it, and the current pandemic has shown efficiency to be the false god it always was. Many of us got into technology because of the power that it gave us, we need to share that with the less powerful, not pile more of it onto the plates of the already powerful in the hope that we'll catch the crumbs.

Nineteen years ago next month, there was rioting outside (what's now) my front door as the over-zealous policing of the black community in Toxteth reached breaking point. This is a really interesting collection of interviews with some of those involved...

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