PwC facial recognition tool criticised for home working privacy invasion

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PwC has come under fire for the development of a facial recognition tool that logs when employees are absent from their computer screens while they work from home. As it is known that image recognition works better for white males than for other parts of the population, would non-white employees be penalised by the tool […]

Deepfakes and Disinformation

Deepfakes and disinformation can be used in used in racialised disinformation campaigns and sensationalist media. This blog articles outlines some strategies and resources that communities can make use of.

Software that monitors students during tests perpetuates inequality and violates their privacy

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In an opinion piece by a University Librarian, he claims that millions of algorithmically proctored (invigilated) tests are happening every month around the world, increasing exponentially during the pandemic. In his experience algorithmic ‘proctoring’ reinforces white supremacy, sexism, ableism, and transphobia, invades students’ privacy and is often a civil rights violation.

Speech recognition in education: The powers and perils

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Weighing up the huge potential of voice recognition technology to gain insights into children’s language and reading development, against a difference of 16% in misidentified words between white and black voices.