Tag: Ethics

AI Ethics

AI Ethics: Seven Traps by Annette Zimmermann

In what follows, we outline seven ‘AI ethics traps’. In doing so, we hope to provide a resource for readers who want to understand and navigate the public debate on the ethics of AI better, who want to contribute to ongoing discussions in an informed and nuanced way, and who want to think critically and constructively about ethical considerations in science and technology more broadly. Of course, not everybody who contributes to the current debate on AI Ethics is guilty of endorsing any or all of these traps: the traps articulate extreme versions of a range of possible misconceptions, formulated in a deliberately strong way to highlight the ways in which one might prematurely dismiss ethical reasoning about AI as futile.

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Street Photography in small towns

Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. Captured with FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR@ 55 mm, f/4.0, ISO6400, © 2018 Khürt L. Williams, CC BY-NC-SA

I am of the opinion that street photography as a practice by certain well-known photographers is not possible outside of large cities, which is why I think that the street photography workshops I find online are held in larger cities. Specifically, I think street photography cannot be done by non-white people in wealthy, mostly white,…

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Street Photography Ethics

Why you shouldn’t do street photography: the problem of ethics and representation – DIY Photography by https://www.facebook.com/dunjadjudjic/ (DIY Photography)

Jamie believes and I agree that empathy is the greatest tool we can use to determine what’s ethical and what’s not. We need to put ourselves into other people’s shoes before making assumptions and snapping a photo based on them. Ask yourself what your motives and if taking that photo will make you feel uneasy. Be brutally honest yourself with the answer. And if your gut feeling tells you not to do it – then it might be best to just put your camera down.

I agree with much of this. When we see the person for a fleeting moment in the street, we know nothing about them and their life story. We’re limited by our own experiences. The assumptions we make could be completely wrong. And I also agree that we: should try and get to know our subjects…

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