Posts Tagged ‘committee’

The European Parliament Wants To Give Robots Legal Status By Calling Them ‘Electronic Persons’

The report proposes a kill switch on robots. © Francois Lenoir / ReutersRT: Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposalA European Parliament committee has voted in favor of a draft report that proposes granting legal status to rob…

WHO claims Zika is no longer a ‘public health emergency’

Despite the fact that it continues to spread throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and regions of  southeast Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that it no longer views the spread of the Zika virus as a public health emergency of international concern. Rather, the public health division of the United Stations is […]

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Intellectual Autonomy, Intellectual Property and the New Enclosures

If the public institution is committed to public interest, then privatization of research and teaching cannot be allowed. Work done should be seen, heard and critiqued. Innovation in knowledge can come when people take away ideas from us, just as we did. Research should be made public, accountable and responsible. The data commons in public interest cannot be sacrificed at the altar of intellectual autonomy.

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