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Digital Dehumanisation

Digital dehumanisation is a process where humans are reduced to data, which is then used to make decisions and/or take actions that negatively affects their lives.

 

With growing Digital Dehumanisation, the Stop Killer Robots coalition works to ensure human control in the use of force. Our campaign calls for new international law on autonomy in weapons systems.

Join us over the next few months, as Stop Killer Robots campaigner Hayley chats with a host of interesting people to get to grips with Digital Dehumanisation: what it is, what it means for you and the world as a whole and how we can take a stand against it.

 

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DIGITAL DEHUMANISATION: Dr. Matt Mahmoudi, Amnesty International


In this video we talk to Dr. Matt Mahmoudi of Amnesty International and see he, and campaigner Hayley discuss the issues of privacy, dehumanising tech, and the urgent need to #BanTheScan.

This is the culmination of a series of videos where Stop Killer Robots campaigner Hayley chats with a host of interesting people, to get to grips with Digital Dehumanisation: what it is, what it means for you and the world as a whole and how we can take a stand against it.

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Speaking with Identity 2.0 on Digital Dehumanisation and how we can strive to use tech for good


In this video we talk to Arda and Savena from Identity 2.0 (https://www.identity20.org/) on Digital Dehumanisation, their efforts to help the world feel empowered by the choices they have with their data, and what it means to employ 'tech for good'.

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Identity 2.0 on Digital Dehumanisation


Where do you start when creating a more equitable digital future? Maybe an end to misinformation online? political targeting? Create digital platforms that don’t solely exist to vacuum up our data? Or having a disclaimer so AI run systems aren’t seen as absolute truth?

To tackle digital dehumanisation, we must think creatively. We have the opportunity to build something different. The outcomes do not have to be within the guidelines of what technology can do today, because we can build machines in a new way.
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How we created a virtual human...

(and got AI to interview itself on AI, Autonomy and Digital Dehumanisation)

“WE SHOULD HAVE A MONTH WHERE EVERYTHING IS MADE AND PRESENTED BY AI?!?” I excitedly proclaimed. “Show how dehumanising some of these technologies can be, first-hand!”

And silence ensued…

It was an early meeting about the SKR Digital Dehumanisation campaign, and once again, I was over-excited by one of those ideas that just appeared in my mouth, seemingly out of nowhere. In fairness, it sounded ridiculous. Having access to an AI and then having it create engaging, accurate and importantly, factual content – that was the sort of thinking that was decades away.

But…
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Meet Giles Zambosk, AI - We interview an AI on Digital Dehumanisation

In this video, we're talking to Giles Zamboski, a photorealistic synthetic actor - 'Giles' as he's come to be known is created by AI, with all answers and even the questions themselves, generated by AI. We've chosen to approach things in this way to give you a sense of what is possible using currently accessible technology, its potential to increase Digital Dehumanisation, and what AI thinks of increased autonomy. The results might surprise you!
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Robots in the Age of Digital Surveillance, Digital Surveillance in the Age of Robots - Matthew Guariglia, EFF


As part of our Digital Dehumanisation campaign, we've worked with Matthew Guariglia, Policy Analyst and historian at The Electronic Frontier Foundation to craft a Digital Dehumanisation article - Robots in the Age of Digital Surveillance, Digital Surveillance in the Age of Robots.

In the video to the right (above on mobile), Matthew discusses the key issues addressed in the report and talks on his role within EFF, their campaigning, and the rise of robotics in the age of digital surveillance. Click the link below to read the full piece.
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YAYA on Digital Dehumanisation, Street Art, Sweet Activism and what's wrong with AI Art



We've teamed up with everyone's favourite Street Autist YAYA @youralrightyouare once again to tell the story of #DigitalDehumanisation and the erosion of privacy within the home. The outcome was our new comic strip, 1001 Gossip Grove.

We caught up with YAYA recently to talk about the project, art, its role within activism, and the increasing use of AI as part of the art community.
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YAYA - 1001 Gossip Grove

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DIGITAL DEHUMANISATION:
Dr. Catherine Connolly



In this video, we're going to be talking to Dr. Catherine Connolly, who is the Automated Decision Research Manager for Stop Killer Robots.
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EXPLAINER: Autonomous weapons and digital dehumanisation

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Meet our Host: Hayley



Meet Hayley, a Stop Killer Robots campaigner.

Join us over the next few months, as Hayley chats with a host of interesting people to get to grips with Digital Dehumanisation: what it is, what it means for you and the world as a whole and how we can take a stand against it.
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