I don't understand why you have so much confidence in the British government and legal system.
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"In England the attitude is that the authorities make the law but we the people decide whether to obey."
This is so clearly nonsensical that I can't believe this myth still persists. It's one of those things that's so bafflingly incorrect that one doesn't know where to start. There is no practical difference, regardless of intent.
I really hope this takes off.
The disposable attitude that we have towards expensive and complicated machinery is disgusting. The amount of wasted materials, energy, and emissions involved in things like electronics and vehicles by scrapping rather than repairing (or planned obsolescence) is horrendous.
No, it does not. Just because it hurts your feelings doesn't make it incorrect.
Racism is the discrimination based on race. Intent comes nowhere near this definition. Whether you have a bias towards doing shitty things to black people is the important thing, not how much you intended to do it.
So you think it's incompetence, but not like, racist incompetence?
The very fact that no one thought to check if this thing worked properly with people of all different colours is itself a problem. The developer for this thing must only have tested it on a small set of pictures, and then decided that it worked good enough. That is itself racial bias - they didn't think to check to see if it worked on people who didn't look like themselves or their limited data set.
I remember a similar article being full of developers claiming that computers can't be racist, and writing off the idea that developer's own racial biases could possibly go into the software.
I also remember this being the point that I became officially terrified at the prospect of mass deployment of AI.
Your biases go into your software, or indeed anything you do. There are no two ways about this. You can either understand this and try to mitigate it, or you can keep making the same mistakes while protecting your fragile ego.
Brits, Euros, other people in the comments as if our own governments aren't bought and paid for by the richest people in society.
A place where rioters get kangaroo trials sorted out in a matter of hours, but the cops whose negligence killed dozens at Hillsborough get away with fitting up dead working class people for two decades.
Government and other forms of authority will always tend to expand. Almost every reduction in government and authority has come at the expense of people's health or lives. This isn't the sort of problem that you fix by voting Lib Dem.
Libertarian socialism - the idea that authority is fundamentally a problem to be overcome - is the way forward.
If this sort of thing doesn't terrify you, or if you think that the government won't abuse it, remember that the government has no reason not to do what ever it wants with this information, and that governments have no inherent moral restrictions.
British police have raped women who have then had children, all in the name of stopping ecological protests. They harvest data from every possible source. There are cameras everywhere, and now the police are trialling facial recognition tech.
The purpose of the state is to further the interests of those who control it and benefit from its monopoly on violence, and those people are inevitably the rich and powerful.
If you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention.
Yeah this seems like a reasonable case.
If the Tesla's "autopilot" makes drivers think that the car can drive itself, when it can't, then this is clearly a Tesla problem.
Don't sell the car as having an "autopilot" mode. This is like if seatbelts came with a notice that said "protects you regardless of whether you wear it or not!" It's not babying, it's actively misleading.
"explain away why a very, very small number of people should be allowed to hoard vast resources in defiance of every logical argument about efficiency and societal well-being."
Capitalism is a very inefficient system, yes.
State-capitalism or free market capitalism, it's awful at distributing resources to those that need them.
Nothing re-affirms my belief in socialist libertarianism and my belief that the police are arseholes than being pulled over for riding my motorcycle for fun.
How am I spreading a disease by going out for a ride? Or a drive? This is not a gathering, this is me, alone, on a bike, with a helmet on, with a face covering on, hooning around at under 60mph, officer. Bugger off.