Episode #6 – Hacking Humanity

Anton and BC discuss singularity, Facebook’s metaverse, and the “inevitable” confrontation between humanity and artificial intelligence.

Cafe de Leche

https://www.cafedeleche.net

Avocados from Mexico.

Avocados from Mexico.”

Moonfall

Space 1999

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072564/

Matrix Resurrections

Animatrix

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328832/

https://matrix.fandom.com/wiki/The_Animatrix

11-Year-Old Caden Harris Purchases A School Bus To Serve As A Mobile Financial Literacy Center For Kids – AfroTech

https://afrotech.com/mobile-financial-literacy-bus

Double Dutch Bus (official music video)

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

https://www.aswadiaspora.org/2021-virtual-symposium-program

Black Food Futures

https://feedblackfutures.org

Kenya’s Twiga raises $50M to scale food solutions across Africa 

Google, NYT Unite For Diverse Skin Tones in Digital Storytelling

https://www.adweek.com/creativity/google-and-new-york-times-unite-to-change-how-skin-tones-are-seen-in-digital-storytelling/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Adfreak+%28Adfreak%29

Image equity: How Google is ensuring all skin tones look their best with new Pixel 6 camera

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/image-equity-how-google-is-ensuring-all-skin-tones-look-their-best-with-new-pixel-6-camera/ar-AAQvZjQ

https://store.google.com/intl/en/discover/realtone/

Black in AI Conference – December 10, 2021

https://www.eventbrite.com.br/e/5th-black-in-ai-workshop-co-located-neurips-2021-registration-191342750317

https://blackinai.github.io/#/workshop/bai2021-organizers

Women in Machine Learning

Women in Machine Learning Workshop

UCLA & Amazon on Science Hub for Humanity & Artificial Intelligence 

https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/science-hub-for-humanity-artificial-intelligence-ucla-amazon

Black In Robotics

https://blackinrobotics.org

ETHIOPIA / FACEBOOK incitement of violence 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/business/ethiopia-violence-facebook-papers-cmd-intl/index.html

Washington Post: “According to one 2020 summary, although the United States comprises less than 10 percent of Facebook’s daily users, the company’s budget to fight misinformation was heavily weighted toward America, where 84 percent of its “global remit/language coverage” was allocated. Just 16 percent was earmarked for the “Rest of World,” a cross-continent grouping that included India, France and Italy.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/24/india-facebook-misinformation-hate-speech/

Facebook -> Meta

Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

60 Minutes:

Yuval Noah Harari on the power of data, artificial intelligence and the future of the human race

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/yuval-noah-harari-sapiens-60-minutes-2021-10-31/

China’s Strategic Aims in Africa 

https://www.uscc.gov/hearings/chinas-strategic-aims-africa

Hearing Transcript

https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/May_8_2020_Hearing_Transcript.pdf

NY Times: Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China

A penny a day, doubled,  for 30 days

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/would-you-rather-have-1-million-penny-doubles-daily-30-john-schmidt/

In Just 4 Hours, Google’s AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

https://www.sciencealert.com/it-took-4-hours-google-s-ai-world-s-best-chess-player-deepmind-alphazero

How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/

Digitocracy, by Any Weir

https://onezero.medium.com/digitocracy-a-story-by-andy-weir-a13c0412e50d

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079945/

V’Ger

https://www.startrek.com/database_article/vger

NASA: Voyager

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov

Ray Kurzweil

https://www.kurzweilai.net

Embedding ethics in computer science curriculum

Article from The Harvard Gazette

How the Computer Science Department is teaching ethics to its students

https://engineering.stanford.edu/news/how-computer-science-department-teaching-ethics-its-students

Hippocratic Oath

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath

Issac Asimov’s Robot Series

https://www.esowonbookstore.com/search/site/robot%20asimov

Three Laws of Robotics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics

The Trolley Problem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

― Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/14885-any-sufficiently-advanced-technology-is-indistinguishable-from-magic

God and robots: Will AI transform religion? – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-58983047?xtor=AL-72-%5Bpartner%5D-%5Bbbc.news.twitter%5D-%5Bheadline%5D-%5Bnews%5D-%5Bbizdev%5D-%5Bisapi%5D&at_custom4=20FFA31E-31FE-11EC-985D-A5F44744363C&at_medium=custom7&at_custom2=twitter&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_campaign=64&at_custom3=%40BBCWorld

Digital Sovereignty

digitalsovereignty.org

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.htm

Women Can Code – as Long as No One Knows They’re Women

https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2016/02/18/study-shows-women-are-better-coders-but-only-when-gender-is-hidden

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-laws-united-nations-artificial-intelligence-efafd7b1a5bf47afb1376e198842e69d

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/

ICYMI: WIRED (Opinion): Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2021/10/22/icymi-wired-opinion-americans-need-a-bill-of-rights-for-an-ai-powered-world/

OSTP Announces Public Events in November to Engage the American Public in National Policymaking about AI and Equity

https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2021/11/10/join-the-effort-to-create-a-bill-of-rights-for-an-automated-society/

Raid Commercials

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