Types of AI Ethics Paper
Political philosopher Dr Annette Zimmermann published a very piercing cartoon on Twitter. It is a pastiche of the XKCD cartoon Types of Scientific Paper, and creatively reimagines titles of papers that expose flawed thinking around AI Ethics that we come across in the industry on day-to-day basis. I have provided…
Apple launches tracking device with potential for abuse enablement
This week, Apple launched a new physical product aimed at keeping track of your belongings: AirTag. These are small round tiles that you can attach to keys, bags and vehicles, allowing you to see where they are on a map. …
The Elements of Digital Ethics
I’ve been working for some months on this chart as a summary of the many ways digital holds potential for negative impact. Alongside the chart I’ve provided a brief summary of the meaning of the currently six sections and 32 elements. I am not an opponent of digital. I am…
Digital abuse is hard to leave — by design
Once we recognise digital harm as a form of abuse it becomes clear how the same patterns of victim-blaming that we see in all abusive relationships tend to be repeated. — – This article was originally published on axbom.blog. One of the most common rebuttals I hear when talking about harmful design is the idea that “people can just leave if they don’t like it”. This follows a similar pattern to all abusive relationships where one party is exerting power over…
Your unique typing rhythm can reveal your identity
A rarely talked about field of research, known as keystroke dynamics, involves identifying individuals based on how they type on a keyboard. It’s getting better, and also easier for anyone to implement. — Originally published on axbom.blog on November 30, 2020. As early as 1860, experienced telegraph operators realized they could actually recognize each individual by everyone’s unique tapping rhythm. To the trained ear, the soft tip-tap of every operator could be as recognizable as the spoken voice of a family member.
Digital Ethics — The Mindmap
A tool for thinking holistically about digital ethics when planning coursework and writing. — Originally published on axbom.blog on July 12, 2020. This mindmap is a work in progress. It helps me create the syllabus for my course Ethics in Design, as well as outline corporate workshops. It helps to draw from when I’m preparing talks and lectures. It reminds me of the complexity of the system, but also of why it matters to work intentionally with Digital Ethics today.
A tool for thinking holistically about digital ethics when planning coursework and writing.
Originally published on axbom.blog on July 12, 2020.
This mindmap is a work in progress. It helps me create the syllabus for my course Ethics in Design, as well as outline corporate workshops. It helps to draw from when I’m preparing talks and lectures. It reminds me of the complexity of the system, but also of why it matters to work intentionally with Digital Ethics today.
Maybe it can be of help to you as well.
The slavery supported by that device in your pocket
A look at how vulnerable children are abused to serve the requirements of a world dependent on technology. — “ First published in the Ethical.net magazine and on axbom.blog When I look at my phone I think about slavery. I think about modern day slavery, perpetuated by the wealth and power that historic slavery facilitated. I think about how invisible it is despite modern day access to information and…