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Dark patterns in User Interface Design

In their paper, Narayanan et al. give a thorough overview of the concept of “dark patterns”. These practices in the design of user interface evolved from research in deceptive practices in retail, nudging and growth hacking. Examples include asking for a user’s phone number on the pretense of security and then using it for advertising […]

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Bug bounty to hunt for Bias in Algorithms

Venturebeats reports that researchers from several AI research labs suggest paying developers to find bias in AI algorithms. This idea is similar to “bug bounties” used by many companies which are paid to security researchers who discover security flaws in software systems. The goal is to build a community to hunt for such biases, i.e. […]

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