you. and the morals of technology

you. and the morals of technology

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Fernando Mendes

May 18, 2019
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  1. you & the morals of technology

  2. opinions are my own

  3. moral the case of

  4. moral the case of free samples

  5. moral the case of work supplies

  6. moral the case of the atm

  7. moral the case of the neighbour’s wifi

  8. moral the case of company policy

  9. moral the case of help me we are being audited

  10. moral the case of the side-effects

  11. moral the case of the side-effects

  12. me, circa 1997, planning world domination @justmnds @justmendes

  13. me, circa 1999, planning fashion domination @justmnds @justmendes

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  15. !

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  18. blurring the line between bad & good

  19. the facebook feed

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  22. One test reduced users' exposure to their friends' "positive emotional

    content", resulting in fewer positive posts of their own.
  23. One test reduced users' exposure to their friends' "positive emotional

    content", resulting in fewer positive posts of their own. Another test reduced exposure to "negative emotional content" and the opposite happened.
  24. “The first experimental evidence for massive-scale emotional contagion via social

    networks.”
  25. “Emotions expressed by friends, via online social networks, influence our

    own moods.”
  26. “Emotions expressed by friends, via online social networks, influence our

    own moods.” an AI
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  31. 2013

  32. 2013 - 2.5

  33. 2013 - 2.5 2010.5

  34. 2013 - 2.5 8.5 years of AI

  35. facebook has the moral duty of practicing the greater good

  36. facebook has the moral duty of not bringing harm

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  38. “[…] uses signals to identify posts from people who might

    be at risk, such as phrases in posts and concerned comments from friends and family.”
  39. “We’re not doctors, and we’re not trying to make a

    mental health diagnosis. We’re trying to get information to the right people quickly.”
  40. the loss of privacy

  41. CHINA

  42. CHINA the great firewall

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  44. CHINA the great firewall cctv system

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  46. CHINA the great firewall cctv system search engine

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  48. CHINA the great firewall cctv system search engine social credit

    system
  49. CHINA the great firewall cctv system search engine social credit

    system “re-education” camps
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  54. we build it and yet

  55. we build it we allow it and yet

  56. we build it we allow it we close our eyes

    and yet
  57. it’s our fault as well

  58. datafication of children

  59. first generation with digital footprints

  60. BEFORE BEING BORN first generation with digital footprints

  61. ultrasounds birthdates biodata

  62. STALKING

  63. EXTORTION

  64. manipulation of children

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  66. aka speed-of-thought communication 5G

  67. expenses in the billions but doable

  68. expenses in the billions but doable … for first world

    countries.
  69. cost of infrastructure

  70. cost of infrastructure of electronic waste

  71. cost of infrastructure of electronic waste of maintenance

  72. cost of infrastructure of electronic waste of maintenance of electricity

  73. cost of infrastructure of electronic waste of maintenance of electricity

    of social divide in rural areas
  74. free information

  75. free information

  76. education should be free

  77. information should be free

  78. culture should be free

  79. music should be free

  80. music should be free?

  81. before the internet: 90% - CDs 10% - touring &

    royalties
  82. before the internet: 90% - CDs 10% - touring &

    royalties
  83. after the internet: 90% - touring 10% - CDs &

    royalties
  84. not every artist can afford touring

  85. not every artist can afford touring appeal the masses

  86. not every artist can afford touring appeal the masses enjoy

    touring
  87. WE RIGGED THE GAME

  88. neural engineering

  89. CRISPR

  90. SUPER HUMANS (in about 5 to 19563423689425789 years)

  91. Asimov’s ROBOTS

  92. the end of science?

  93. the more we science

  94. the more we kill the more we science

  95. the more we science the more we WW3 the more

    we kill
  96. the more we science the more we WW3 the more

    we kill the more we inhuman experiments
  97. the proper AI

  98. MORAL MACHINE .mit.edu https://

  99. COMPANIES WANT £€$

  100. “Please implement this feature that is bad for the users

    but it’s a total cashgrab”
  101. NO

  102. would you though?

  103. the milgram experiment

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  105. blame the companies

  106. blame the CEOs

  107. blame the shareholders

  108. blame the economy

  109. blame not me

  110. blame milgram

  111. blame the users

  112. tragedy of the commons

  113. but i’m just harry one person

  114. WHAT CAN I DO? but i’m just harry one person

  115. practical altruism

  116. the world of non-profits

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  118. upper middle class

  119. not that

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  124. lack of leadership clear goals proper management

  125. inconvenience 101

  126. not that

  127. practical impact

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  130. resources ▁▃█

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  133. the world of non-profits

  134. our impact must be real & meaningful

  135. we can’t hide behind signatures & “raising awareness”

  136. I’LL DO IT MYSELF

  137. regulations

  138. bureaucracy

  139. bla bla bla please just end me now

  140. what do I know?

  141. code

  142. how do I act?

  143. make stuff

  144. make a lot of stuff

  145. some stuff will be bad

  146. some stuff will make people say “oh wow, that’s some

    not bad stuff”
  147. building something

  148. #include <braga>

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  150. ~170 kids, ~30 elders

  151. ~300 kids, ~100 elders

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  154. developers designers techies

  155. something out of nothing

  156. WE’RE LITERALLY GODS

  157. BIG

  158. BRAINS

  159. costs

  160. nothing

  161. 2h/week

  162. 50€/year

  163. 50€/year (half is the domain)

  164. this is chapter one

  165. change doesn’t come from one single deed

  166. change comes when you are committed to a greater cause

  167. your cause is the greater cause your greater

  168. YOU NEED LITERALLY NOTHING

  169. GO MAKE SOMETHING

  170. GO MAKE CHANGE

  171. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  172. you & the morals of technology @justmnds @justmendes