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Thanasis Priftis

AI Explainability 360 - 0 views

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    "AI Explainability 360 This extensible open source toolkit can help you comprehend how machine learning models predict labels by various means throughout the AI application lifecycle. We invite you to use it and improve i"
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https://www.odbproject.org - 0 views

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    "We are a five-person team concerned about the ways our communities' digital information is collected, stored, and shared by government and corporations. Based in marginalized neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina, Detroit, Michigan, and Los Angeles, California, we look at digital data collection and our human rights, work with local communities, community orginizations, and social support networks, and show how different data systems impact re-entry, fair housing, public assistance, and community development."
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Open Science Saves Lives: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic | bioRxiv - 0 views

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    "In the last decade Open Science principles, such as Open Access, study preregistration, use of preprints, making available data and code, and open peer review, have been successfully advocated for and are being slowly adopted in many different research communities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic many publishers and researchers have sped up their adoption of some of these Open Science practices, sometimes embracing them fully and sometimes partially or in a sub-optimal manner. In this article, we express concerns about the violation of some of the Open Science principles and its potential impact on the quality of research output. We provide evidence of the misuses of these principles at different stages of the scientific process. We call for a wider adoption of Open Science practices in the hope that this work will encourage a broader endorsement of Open Science principles and serve as a reminder that science should always be a rigorous process, reliable and transparent, especially in the context of a pandemic where research findings are being translated into practice even more rapidly"
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Behind the One-Way Mirror: A Deep Dive Into the Technology of Corporate Surveillance | ... - 0 views

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    "Trackers are hiding in nearly every corner of today's Internet, which is to say nearly every corner of modern life. The average web page shares data with dozens of third-parties. The average mobile app does the same, and many apps collect highly sensitive information like location and call records even when they're not in use. Tracking also reaches into the physical world. Shopping centers use automatic license-plate readers to track traffic through their parking lots, then share that data with law enforcement. Businesses, concert organizers, and political campaigns use Bluetooth and WiFi beacons to perform passive monitoring of people in their area. Retail stores use face recognition to identify customers, screen for theft, and deliver targeted ads."
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A Unified Framework of Five Principles for AI in Society · Harvard Data Scien... - 0 views

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    "Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already having a major impact on society. As a result, many organizations have launched a wide range of initiatives to establish ethical principles for the adoption of socially beneficial AI. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of proposed principles threatens to overwhelm and confuse. How might this problem of 'principle proliferation' be solved? In this paper, we report the results of a fine-grained analysis of several of the highest-profile sets of ethical principles for AI. We assess whether these principles converge upon a set of agreed-upon principles, or diverge, with significant disagreement over what constitutes 'ethical AI.' Our analysis finds a high degree of overlap among the sets of principles we analyze. We then identify an overarching framework consisting of five core principles for ethical AI. Four of them are core principles commonly used in bioethics: beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, and justice. On the basis of our comparative analysis, we argue that a new principle is needed in addition: explicability, understood as incorporating both the epistemological sense of intelligibility (as an answer to the question 'how does it work?') and in the ethical sense of accountability (as an answer to the question: 'who is responsible for the way it works?'). In the ensuing discussion, we note the limitations and assess the implications of this ethical framework for future efforts to create laws, rules, technical standards, and best practices for ethical AI in a wide range of contexts."
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An open source pharma roadmap - 0 views

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    "Medical R&D should respond to specific priority health needs. Opening up the R&D process to a wide range of contributors and stakeholders will allow the design of medicines that are better adapted to the needs of the end users, and will define the preferred product characteristics (PPCs) and target product profile (TPP) that will guide all the phases of product development. In OS, there are no insiders, meaning that strategic decisions may be made through informed community debate against the agreed-upon TPP. The broader community is thus involved in designing how a product will be developed, defining the studies that will be done, and establishing the criteria that will be applied for making stop/go decisions. In order to achieve this, investments are needed to build online communities and platforms that help groups collaborate effectively."
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Munich commits to "Public Money? Public Code!" - 0 views

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    "The FSFE welcomes the "Public Money? Public Code!" policy by the new Munich government. After the last government of SPD and CSU had distanced itself from the prior progressive Free Software strategy this is now a positive signal again. Public administrations following the principle of "Public Money? Public Code!" can benefit from collaboration with other public bodies, independence from single vendors, potential tax savings, increased innovation, and a better basis for IT security.", says Matthias Kirschner, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe."
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​Cybersecurity quick check for SME | ICTswitzerland - 0 views

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    "This questionnaire enables your company to determine the current situation and shows you whether you are implementing the most important technical, organisational and employee-related measures for a minimum level of cybersecurity protection. Rather than focusing on a comprehensive and complete analysis, this is a way for SMEs - especially those with little in-depth understanding of computing and IT security - to quickly and easily find out whether their technical, organisational and staff-related measures provide sufficient protection against cyber-risks. Learn in the Cybersecurity guide how you can better protect your business against threats from cyberspace and use the free tools of the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit to make your business more secure today."
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Les échanges inter-entreprises PARIS BARTER - 0 views

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    "Une action concrète aux problématiques de trésoreries des acteurs économiques parisiens La ville de Paris & France Barter s'associent pour vous faire découvrir l'échange inter-entreprises"
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Open Business - Transparency International UKTransparency International UK - 0 views

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    "Open Business sets a new bar for disclosures in anti-corruption and governance and provides an aspirational but achievable roadmap to better corporate practice. By demonstrating the value of harnessing transparency in these areas, this report shows how companies can embrace transparency to reduce corruption risk while also building consumer and public trust, protecting and building their reputation and gaining a competitive advantage. Informed by extensive research including in-depth interviews with legal and compliance figures from FTSE 100 companies, insight from some of the world's biggest institutional investors, and Transparency International's own anti-corruption expertise, this groundbreaking research: Sets out the business case for greater corporate transparency Fills the current 'guidance gap' by providing companies consolidated guidance on how to disclose policies and procedures publicly Offers solutions to the most frequently cited legal challenges to greater disclosures"
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EPIC - EPIC Files Complaint with FTC about Employment Screening Firm HireVue - 0 views

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    "EPIC Files Complaint with FTC about Employment Screening Firm HireVue Today, EPIC filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that recruiting company HireVue has committed unfair and deceptive practices in violation of the FTC Act. EPIC charged that HireVue falsely denies it uses facial recognition. EPIC also said the company failed to comply with baseline standards for AI decision-making, such as the OECD AI Principles and the Universal Guidelines for AI. The company purports to evaluate a job applicant's qualifications based upon their appearance by means of an opaque, proprietary algorithm. EPIC has brought many similar consumer privacy complaints to the FTC, including a complaint on Facebook's facial recognition practices that contributed to the FTC's 2019 settlement with Facebook. Last year EPIC also asked the FTC to investigate the Universal Tennis Rating system, a secret technique for scoring high school athletes"
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The State of Enterprise Open Source: A Red Hat Report - 0 views

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    "The full report details how and why open source solutions are making their way into enterprises with such remarkable momentum. And it explains some of the ways companies are turning to enterprise open source solutions to modernize their approaches to IT and digitally transform their businesses."
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Activities/ContactingAdministrationsForPMPC - FSFE Wiki - 0 views

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    "Our initiative "Public Money? Public Code!" has the purpose that Software, funded by public money and used in the public administration shall be Free and Open Source Software. We have an open letter, which you can sign as an individual or as a NGO. So far we have over 26.000 people and nearly 200 NGOs supporting our goal. Next to this we have already three administrations who have signed our letter but still we would like to have more administration supporting our cause. To achieve this we need your help."
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Journal de jbelien | Why use OpenStreetMap instead of Google Maps ? | OpenStreetMap - 0 views

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    "OpenStreetMap use is free as in free beer but also as in free speech ! Everyone can contribute and everyone can use it ! OpenStreetMap is open data ! Whether you're a developer, a scientist, an activist, a cartographer, …, you can use OpenStreetMap database to fulfil your need."
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Doctors use, but don't rely totally on, Wikipedia | the Wikimedia UK blog! - 0 views

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    Wikimedia UK has been working with the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and individual medical academics to get experts checking and improving Wikipedia's medical articles. Last year, The Times observed that patients use a combination of Wikipedia and official sources to inform their choices about treatment (article behind a paywall). The newspaper praised experts who improve Wikipedia, saying their work helps to empower patient choices and give them confidence in their treatment.
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There are 19 types of smile but only six are for happiness - 0 views

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    Our grins are not as simple as they seem. There are a myriad different ways to smile - and some of them can conceal some less than happy feelings.
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DIGHUM - Digital Humanism - 0 views

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    "This manifesto is a call to deliberate and to act on current and future technological development. We encourage our academic communities, as well as industrial leaders, politicians, policy makers, and professional societies all around the globe, to actively participate in policy formation. Our demands are the result of an emerging process that unites scientists and practitioners across fields and topics, brought together by concerns and hopes for the future. We are aware of our joint responsibility for the current situation and the future - both as professionals and citizens."
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