[Book] Guardrails

When we make decisions, our thinking is informed by societal norms, “guardrails” that guide our decisions, like the laws and rules that govern us. But what are good guardrails in today’s world of overwhelming information flows and increasingly powerful technologies, such as artificial intelligence? Based on the latest insights from the cognitive sciences, economics, and public policy, Guardrails offers a novel approach to shaping decisions by embracing human agency in its social context.

[Book] Avoiding the news

Avoiding The News
Drawing on interviews in Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States as well as extensive survey data, the book explains why and how so many people consume little or no news despite unprecedented abundance and ease of access.

[Book] Death Glitch

Death Glitch
Technology scholar Tamara Kneese examines what happens to our digital belongings when we die, and argues that tech companies need to improve how they deal with death on their platforms for the sake of all our digital posterity.

Digital border governance: a human rights based approach

Digital border governance
This collaborative study, conducted by the UN Human Rights Office and the University of Essex, analyses the human rights implications of specific border technologies. It provides recommendations for States and stakeholders on how to take a human rights-based approach in ensuring the use of digital technologies at borders aligns with international human rights law and standards.

UX needs a sense of urgency about AI

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"UX professionals must seize the AI career imperative or become irrelevant", writes Jakob Nielsen in his blog UX Tigers, particularly with current AI-driven tools being "far from user-friendly with their clunky, prompt-driven interfaces", and with adult (digital) literacy being what it is.