DH2019

My blogpost themes if I had to write more of them

Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Human rights are threatened in the digital welfare state, an example of this will be the case of profiling citizens in the Netherlands. While the Dutch institutions were not looking into fraud and tax issues in big companies for ‘privacy concerns’ : or perhaps fear of their fancy elite lawyers, they have no problem using personal…

Weak AI

The discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) moves between the desire for smart machines that support us in various fields and the angst that we will lose the control one day. I will consider the angst that people elicit when talking about machines. In 2017 two chatbots appeared to be chatting to each other in a not understandable language for human beings. It…

The good and the bad… and the grey

“Like the colour suggests a ‘grey-hat’ hacker is somewhere between white-hat and black-hat hackers, as he or she exhibits traits from both. For instance, a grey-hat hacker will roam the Internet in search of vulnerable systems; like the white-hat hacker, the targeted company will be informed of any weaknesses and will repair it, but like the black-hat hacker the grey-hat hacker is…

Digital preservation is important!

When thinking of the term ‘preservation’, the first images in your mind are likely something related to the preservation of flora and fauna, or the preservation of cultural artifacts, like texts, art pieces, etc. These are physical cultural artifacts, to be precise. These are very natural things to think about when considering the term ‘preservation’, but I would like to, if only…

Caring of the Machines: Gender and Machines

This week’s blog post is a response to a comment left on my blogpost from last week; Fear of the Machines. Which mentioned another way in which Hollywood tends to depict A.I, namely as caring and nurturing, pointing to the movie Her (2013). coincidently, this also came up in some of the articles I read after making the blog post from two…

I Have Scraped Our Blogs

Or at least attempted to do so My plan is to scrape all our blogs and run it through Python to see what our most frequent words are. They will most likely have something to do with privacy, safety or media. I am curious to find out what topics are most of interest to us. Since I did not know how to…