Traditional capitalists are still flourishing, but according to Yanis Varoufakis they are not driving the economy like they used to.
Laughter is one of the most ubiquitous and pleasurable things humans do, which is why companies online want to know what we find funny.
The iPhone already has an accelerometer, gyroscope, light meter, microphone, camera and GPS. Why does Apple now want you to tell it how you’re feeling?
The recent declines of Threads and ChatGPT attest to the reality that rapid and widespread acceptance doesn’t necessarily lead to long-term success.
It’s difficult to see how artificial intelligence systems work, and to see whose interests they work for. Regulation could make AI more trustworthy. Until then, user beware.
In the marketplace of ideas, for an app or product to be considered successful, it must be widely adopted for it to represent an innovation.
Australia’s law to force tech giants like Meta and Google to pay media organizations has not always meant better outcomes for journalism. Will the same happen in Canada?
Many point to Meta’s failings to make a case for mixed reality headsets having no future. But Apple’s approach is arguably much more strategic.
Social media algorithms can use millions of different parameters to decide what kind of content is shown to users.
As a society, everyone is motivated to regulate AI development. For individual companies, though, the opposite is true.
Generative AI is designed to produce the unforeseen, but that doesn’t mean developers can’t predict the types of social consequences it may cause.
Pausing AI development will give our governments and culture time to catch up with and steer the rush of new technology.
When OpenAI claims to be “developing technologies that empower everyone,” who is included in the term “everyone?” And in what context will this “power” be wielded?
The Online News Act could result in the formation of new agreements between news organizations and digital platform giants, which could give rise to a number of worrying developments.
Rather than seeing artificial intelligence as the cause of new problems, we might better understand AI ethics as bringing attention to old ones.
Many people have become resigned to the fact that tech companies collect our private data. But policymakers must do more to limit the amount of personal information corporations can collect.
The numbers are less concerning when viewed in the bigger picture.
Most young people regard reining in the big social media platforms as only part of the solution to the ‘relentless stream’ of abuse and shaming they experience online
Change management never quite goes according to plan. But it’s hard to figure out if Elon Musk even has a plan.
There are ways in which platform workers can resist the rise in job insecurity and poor working conditions brought on by digital labour platforms.