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Clashes Over Ethics At Major Tech Companies Are Causing Problems For Recruiters
“The actions of a handful of individuals are unlikely to steer corporate policy, but the trend could signal a looming recruiting pipeline problem if the companies don’t change tack.”
indie  radar  ethics  tech  corps  recruitment 
august 2018 by laurakalbag
Stephen Hawking's final words to the internet: robots aren't the problem, capitalism is / Boing Boing
If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.
stephenhawking  ama  tech  socialism  robots  machines  wealth  politics  redistribution  indie  radar 
march 2018 by laurakalbag
Be Wary of Silicon Valley’s Guilty Conscience: on The Center for Humane Technology | LibrarianShipwreck
“The CHT senses that there is anger in the air towards the big tech companies, and it pulls a clever bait and switch by acknowledging that there is a problem but then insisting that the people who caused the problem can be trusted to fix it.”
centerforhumantechnology  timewellspent  tech  consumer  surveillancecapitalism  indie  radar  shipwreck  librarian  shipwrecklibrarian 
march 2018 by laurakalbag

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