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New developments in artificial intelligence in recent years have triggered euphoria in the technology industry, promising an automated, convenient and simple future for human civilization. However, some scientists and other experts in the field do not share the same enthusiasm and warn of potential risks. What are the biggest challenges underlying the development of artificial …

Humanity’s great challenge in the face of artificial intelligence Read More »

Television channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon or Discovery, achieved audience successes at the end of the last century through a bold strategy of incorporating humanist experts, who were in charge of designing content based on the characterization of target audiences, producing customized stories and revolutionizing the content industry. Based on the same principle, companies like …

Content Design: From Humanists to Algorithms Read More »

Although artificial intelligence is improving many aspects of human life by making processes more efficient and reducing the probability of error, the development of highly sophisticated algorithms hides a great danger that could increase the currently widening social gaps in the world, as revealed by multiple studies that have been carried out in the United …

Discrimination, Poverty and Algorithms: An Explosive Mix Read More »

Owner of the two most popular social media in the world, one of the most used chat platforms in the planet, one of the most downloaded mobile application and the third most visited website in the whole planet – with 2.5 billion simultaneous users and 3.5 billion accumulated – no organization, government, person or company …

Facebook and Global Polarization Read More »

An article published by Nature [1], one of the most prestigious scientific journals of the world, recently spread a study carried out by researchers from the MIT Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). The research involved more than 40 million people all over the world and its surprising conclusions reveal, among many other …

The IoT Ethics: Who lives and who dies? Read More »

Although just mentioning the subject seems like a science fiction matter or a bold chapter of Black Mirror, without realizing it and in a very subtle, but forceful way, millions of people in the world have an algorithm, software, neural system or a code based on Artificial Intelligence as their boss or immediate superior. What …

Algorithms: The Invisible Boss in the Digital Age Read More »

By: Gabriel E. Levy B. As YouTube evolved, its owner, Alphabet Inc. (Google), focused on perfecting the platform’s algorithm, giving it the reach of a powerful social media. 70% of the content that users watch originates from the platform’s automatic recommendations, generating an unprecedented type of adherence and addiction in the consumption of online video, …

The change in the YouTube algorithm worries experts Read More »

The creator of the controversial documentary The Social Dilemma, Jeff Orlowskien, recently assured that “Social media is ending democracy” [1]. This affirmation that coincides with what was stated by Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes, who considers that this company has to be dissolved due to the “uncontrollable power it holds” [2], at the same time that …

Neutrality and Transparency of Algorithms Read More »