Don’t you wish that your inexplicable word salad of a search-history could do more than potentially incriminate? Well thanks to Ecosia, now those queries can plant trees. You’re welcome.
A growing number of public libraries are reporting that individuals are visiting their buildings to film and photograph library staff and library users, on the grounds that libraries are “public spaces.” Here’s what the law says.
I can see the appeal – why not cut down to interviewing only the very best candidates? But until we thoroughly address potential privacy and bias issues, and thoroughly consider the impact on potential employees, I think this is one use of AI I am not excited to experience.
However, I think even when it isn’t explicitly discussed, the reader must be thinking about privacy – it’s hard to read about how data was collected regarding racism toward Barack Obama or about sexual problems, for example, without reflecting on what your own search history might say. I think the reader cannot avoid considering privacy issues while reading about just how much data Google (and others) can collect.
In recent profiles of Justice John Paul Stevens’s legacy, I learned of several of his important contributions to intellectual freedom like copyright, privacy, and the First Amendment.
Libraries want to provide high quality, affordable, safe learning platforms, but that can be challenging. With lots of choices and often confusing terms of service agreements, libraries are asking themselves, “What should we buy?”
Youth need a space where they feel accepted, and the library can be that space.
Facebook’s boundless pursuit of data has broken into your gray matter. Our last stronghold of privacy will be compromised so we can type faster. Seems legit.
The privacy act stipulates that individuals retain ownership of the data they transmit electronically and not service providers or software vendors.
The world continues to change quickly, and I would argue that librarians are uniquely situated to consider the implications of technology changes on our users and society. I think we have an ethical responsibility as keepers of our patrons’ data and educators of the next generation of digital citizens to make this a priority.