C-Span 3 Governing Info Technologies

HOSTING ORGANIZATION ·         Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Technology Companies and Algorithms-Link to video The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing to examine how technology companies use algorithms and machine learning to influence the public. Witnesses included industry scholars and professionals who …

Facebook’s Libra Must Be Stopped

“Ethical Markets agrees with Katharina Pistor.  We must restrain FACEBOOK before we all get  Zucked!    ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Jun 20, 2019 Katharina Pistor After years of disregarding privacy, exploiting user data, and failing to control its platform, Facebook has now unveiled a cryptocurrency and payment system that could take down …

Humane: A New Agenda for Tech

Ethical Markets recommends this new group  trying to tame social media. Their program is similar to our views in  “Let’s Train Humans Before We Train Machines” ( 2018) ; and “The Future of Democracy Challenged in the Digital Age“, CADMUS, Oct. 2018; and  forthcoming “The Politics of Connectivity“  (all at …

News from NEF: algorithms, the green transition, and household debt

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this excellent report from our longtime friends at the  London-based New Economics Foundation.  I was proud to serve on its founding board of trustees and author its “Beyond Globalization“ (1999)! We are following these IT and algorithm issues (see my “The Future of Democracy Challenged in …

DealBook Briefing: Facebook Prioritizes Privacy. Can It Deliver?

“Ethical Markets agrees that the dominant social media firm Facebook needs to up its game!  We support Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, who are both calling for  more anti-trust enforcement to break up Facebook, Amazon and Google, which grew from network effects provided by taxpayer-supported internet platforms. see my …

Our Algorithms are Biased

“Ethical Markets has also explored these issues of biased algorithms  in our recent articles: “Let’s Teach Humans …Before We Teach Machines“ and “The Future of Democracy Challenged in the Digital Age“ (at www.ethicalmarkets.com). Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Our Algorithms are Biased By Miriam McKinney For almost a year, our team …

FTI Tech Trends Newsletter #114: Behavioral Biometrics

Announcement: New Book  Future Today Institute founder Amy Webb has a new book out about the future of AI and the urgent steps we need to make now to set it on the right track. Just previewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it’s called The Big Nine: How the Tech …