Unconscious Writers, Unconscious Readers: Democracy Endangered

Lien Verstraeten, Jara Dichas, Melisa Zelaya & Robert Saura

On 12 January 2017, the European Parliament assessed a draft resolution relating to the regulation of automation and robots. However, until today, the EU has not implemented such legislation.

In a continuously changing digital era, the EU has mainly been focussing on protecting EU citizens; in 2016, the Union succeeded in approving the GDPR. The directive was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across the EU and to protect EU citizens’ data privacy.

“Greater efficiency can free up reporters from mundane tasks, but it can also warp what journalism is and what we want it to be”                    Carlson, 2018

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Machine Morality: Where Robotics Meets Ethical Behavior Standards

Deborah Kakolobango, Viktorija Ulickaite, Isabell Schwanke, Sergejs Mikaeljans, Itsaso Goikoetxea Mallea, Xu Huiqin

The breakthrough of digital technology and 4th Industrial Revolution have already affected almost all industries and economies in the world. Global interest in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies shows its potential to transform the way people live. Self-driving cars, intelligent home assistants, smartphones and precise medical predictions are only the first steps of AI use in industry, whereas its potential in many more industries are growing rapidly. In the past decade, tech companies, including Facebook, Google and Amazon not only invested large amount of money in artificial intelligence, but also opened research labs to deal with its future development and growing threats.

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