Ex-Googler Meredith Whittaker on Political Power in Tech, the Flaws of ‘The Social Dilemma,’ and…
In a new interview, the tech labor activist and A.I. researcher discusses major issues in Silicon Valley today
“It’s staggering to think about how much extraordinarily intimate information [Google] has about billions of people, literally… There is a roomful of Stasi dossiers on each one of us.”
Opening few grafs of this interview got me hooked!
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So much in this. But always love the idea of organising as ‘connective tissue’ between people, movements & change. The challenge of #bigtech is big capitalism, not the #tech
#futureofwork #AIEthics #data #equality #bias
“I’m certainly not anti-computers or anti-technology, but I think we have to recognize these as questions of power and control, and not questions of the hypothetical, benevolent uses of these technologies.” —
Describing social media algorithms as capable of hacking our "lizard brains" perpetuates a myth (told by the companies) that this tech is superhuman. But a lot of this isn't innovation, it's the product of concentration of power & resources --
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on power, control and busting the myth of tech omnipotence -- in conversation with