tech

Undetectable: “Coded Bias” Challenges the Racism of Facial-Recognition Software

Artificial intelligence is a danger to our civil rights when it replicates historical qualities of any real-life bias.

“The Hierarchies” Imagines a World Where Sex Robots Have Human Impulses

It’s a shocking and eye-opening debut, one that has me looking at my coffee maker a little differently. Read more »

Bird’s Eye: Surveillance Culture Comes for Nannies

Unlike suspicion and mistrust, trust is not easily built. Once built, it may experience ruptures and need frequent repairs. Read more »

Need an Abortion? There’s an App for That

Now there’s an even more intimate way to access abortion information that can be truthful and reliable or wildly misleading—an app on your smartphone. Read more »

Sticky Fingers: What Have We Learned from a Decade of Sexting?

Regardless of the progression of sexting as a practice, the way women are exploited online has yet to change. Read more »

The Unbearable Whiteness of Leftist YouTube

Years before the rise of so-called LeftTube, men on the site were endlessly abusing, harassing, and threatening women of color. Read more »

Drop the Fry: Judging Elizabeth Holmes’s Voice Comes down to Bias

Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Assistant have one thing in common: They all have female-identified voices and names. Read more »

Consumer Retorts: Are Anti-Hauls the Antidote to YouTube’s Cult of Consumerism?

Swapping “whatever you are will never be enough” for “whatever you have will never be enough” is a lateral move at best. Read more »

The Future is Fembot: Can We Change the Direction of Gendered AI?

Artificial intelligence has become an extension of women’s ongoing struggle for well-rounded respect in modern society. Read more »

Ghosts in the Machine: Have We Entrusted Too Much to the Internet?

We take for granted that the internet will always remember what we might otherwise forget.  Read more »

Digitizing the Dead is Capitalism’s Next Ghoulish Move

When celebrities, especially musicians, die, fans rightfully grieve for them, but what happens when mourning marries capitalism? Read more »

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