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A comment relating to the YouTube video ‘The Age of A.I.’

Having watched the video, I am deeply disappointed. There are examples of the use of AI, including a recreation of two existing persons. I will refer to avatars in this…

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AI and Human Failure: Blaming the Machine? | Brief

Another example of the principle known as diffusion of responsibility: blaming the machine. This is not about airplane autopilots but of machine intelligence and automatization which are made use of…

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83 percent of Germans use online messengers | GermanPolicy.com

Almost every 16 to 24 year-old in Germany uses online messenger services. This is the result of a survey commissioned by the Federal Network Agency. The most popular service in…

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New standards for intelligence service | GermanPolicy.com

by Thorsten Koch Patrick Sensburg (CDU), a member of parliament and security expert, supports the SPD’s demands to appoint a Bundestag Federal Commissioner for intelligence matters. According to a decision…

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Mass surveillance abroad by the BND legally inadequate | GermanPolicy.com

by Thorsten Koch The surveillance practice by the federal intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), regarding telecommunications by foreigners, violates fundamental rights. This has been decided by the Federal Constitutional Court. The…

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Smartphone Tracking, or Contact Tracing | Context

Digital contact tracing creates location trails allowing for a supervising instance to know, in hindsight, whether two people were in proximity at the same time. Many smartphone apps only function…

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Muslims on the Internet: The UK Example – The Islamic Ummah from Egroups to Electronic Pilgrimage | Context

Discussion forums were the first electronic Muslim spaces of communication. Nowadays, religious texts, counselling, interpretation and news dominate the Islamic presence on the internet, while extremist websites subsist in different…

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Hate Speech Laws and Social Media Companies | Brief

The German government cabinet has passed a tougher stance against hate speech. What makes sense about the legal project, in Germany and elswhere, is to hold social media companies responsible…

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Germany. Full Digital Identification of Online Users Impracticable | Context

The German Federal Council is examining whether in Germany, every user of social networks, and every online gamer, ought to be subject to identification requirements. The German federal states of…

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Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Limits | Brief

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the trend of the hour. It will have tangible and perceivable effects on the economy and on society, and will be revolutionary for a number of…

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