"There is no issue of timing … special protection group (SPG) cover was withdrawn in October 2019 and she should have vacated the government accommodation provided to her then… Separately, the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation conducts an exercise based on threat perception. Some people, who are closely associated with Congress, have been allowed to occupy government accommodation based on this exercise." … [Read more...] about Decision in reopening Metros likely in two weeks: Hardeep Singh Puri
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For now, Crawford’s “due process” still remains in the realm of ideas. And establishing anything like one would likely be an incredibly slow, drawn-out process. There are also lots of people who would argue that hindering big data in the present would slow progress that can solve real societal problems, too–like using large-scale analytics and personal medical information to monitor patients at risk of infection in hospitals. … [Read more...] about How Can We Build Ethics Into Big Data?
Today, Buolamwini is galvanizing a growing movement to expose the social consequences of artificial intelligence. Through her nearly four-year-old nonprofit, the Algorithmic Justice League (AJL), she has testified before lawmakers at the federal, state, and local levels about the dangers of using facial recognition technologies with no oversight of how they’re created or deployed. Since George Floyd’s death, she has called for a complete halt to police use of face surveillance, and is providing activists with resources and tools to demand regulation. Many companies, such as Clearview AI, are still selling facial analysis to police and government agencies. And many police departments are using facial recognition technologies to identify, in the words of the New York Police Department, individuals that have committed, are committing, or are about to commit crimes. “We already have law enforcement that is imbued with systemic racism,” Buolamwini says. … [Read more...] about Meet the computer scientist and activist who got Big Tech to stand down
Two years on the Hill was all it took to realize I needed a career change–at the ripe age of 23. I decided I’d rather be covering the news than pitching stories to news people. Many new grads are advised not to agonize about having to course-correct when you first start out. After all, your 20s are about taking chances and moving in different directions. That may work for some, but for others, it can mean starting back at the bottom of each new industry. Before long, you’ll be hovering around 30 and still hoping to find an industry you love. … [Read more...] about My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn’t Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot
The Mumbai-based 35-year-old’s day begins at 5 a.m., cooking for her children, and then running her auto rickshaw for a living till noon. She does housework till 7 p.m. and is back on the roads till the wee hours of the morning. It is a routine that she has followed ever since her “no-good husband abandoned her, went back to his village and married again,” she says in Hindi. Minaj works odd hours in different jobs just so she can complement a steady monthly income. … [Read more...] about Auto rickshaw driver and marathoner, the extraordinary story of Minaj Nadaf