Topics for FIR 263

Topics for FIR 263

My topics for discussion with Shel in For Immediate Release 263, our monthly long-form podcast episode for June 2022, published on June 20, 2022:

Google has not created sentient AI — yet

The suspension of a Google engineer called Blake Lemoine, who claimed a computer chatbot he was working on had become sentient and was thinking and reasoning like a human being, has stimulated a lot of discussion over the past week or so. […]

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jun/12/google-engineer-ai-bot-sentient-blake-lemoine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/11/google-ai-lamda-blake-lemoine/
https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2022/06/dangerous-fallacy-sentient-ai
https://www.wired.com/story/blake-lemoine-google-lamda-ai-bigotry/
https://bigthink.com/the-future/google-sentient-ai/
https://www.smalldataforum.com/2022/06/14/the-old-rules-dont-apply/

The Personal Brand Is Dead

Gen Z, the youngest adult generation and the most online generation, is frustrated with being surveilled and embarrassed by attention-seeking behaviours, says Kaitlyn Tiffany writing in The Atlantic on June the 17th. This has instigated a retreat into smaller internet spaces and secret-sharing apps, she says, as well as a mini-renaissance for Tumblr, where users – the majority Gen Z, says Tumblr – rarely use their full names. […]

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/06/gen-z-internet-anonymity-instagram-tumblr/661316/

‘Copyright Trolls’ Are Suing People Over Creative Commons Photos

A student website in the US received a letter demanding thousands of dollars for a copyright infringement after using an image that had a Creative Commons copyright license. Creative Commons is most well known for Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools that give everyone a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works. […]

https://petapixel.com/2022/06/01/copyright-trolls-are-suing-people-over-creative-commons-photos/
https://splc.org/2022/05/charged-for-a-creative-commons-photo/
https://creativecommons.org/about/

(Image at top by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash.)

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