Wikimedia transparency around google/amazon usage of publicly licensed knowledge database (wikidata)
Privacy/ethical implications of multi-billion dollar companies (google + amazon) possessing voice transcripts of info/knowledge seeking queries + how is this partnership feeding into google’s ambition to know what we want to know before we ask google a q?
How is this (voice transcripts/ data) different than aggregated PII collected via google’s platforms?
Theorizing: what type of weird/unethical experiments/research can be conducted via data points found in these transcripts
Considering legacy of gendered harassment of domesticized technology or feminized voice assistants & unwaged work of gendered domestic labor - how does private companies usage (before compensation) of volunteer labor mirror these phenomenon?
TTW “Hey Theory” Panel (2019)
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