Book Review: Human-Compatible – Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control (Viking 2019) by Stuart Russell AI has severe limitations. Still we have reasons to worry – both because of these ... »
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia has lashed out at the EU Copyright directive calling it an attack on the way that people use the internet. Speaking in an exclusive interview during, a now annual ... »
Netopia attended the annual Internetdagarna (“Internet Days”) conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Tuesday’s highlight was a panel on the tech companies’ moral obligations. On stage were the public pol... »
Europe’s public service media risk becoming irrelevant if they cannot attract younger audiences to justify their licence fees. So innovative ideas for grabbing the attention of “digital natives” packe... »
The much lauded GDPR has failed to achieve its hyped expectations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has led to loopholes, and interpretations moulded to suit the business practice. ... »
Bots have a bad name in online news. They breed false stories, distort elections and spread hate speech. Avaaz reports that the 2019 European Parliament elections produced three million examples of th... »
Measles is back in Europe. More than 8,000 cases were reported in 2018. Twenty-nine people died after catching the disease, which until recently was all but eradicated through childhood immunisation. ... »
Three Questions to Douglas Rushkoff Netopia asks three questions to media theorist and writer, Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock et al. His ... »
Across the world people gathered last month to remember murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée. They gathered in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto, in Europe’s capital cities and the length and bre... »
Clear evidence has been presented to the UK government that Facebook and Twitter have been used to spread fake news created by fake users. The effects are toxic – sometimes deadly. Meanwhile MEPs h... »