BBC - Meet the data guardians taking on the tech giants

Ever since the world wide web went public in 1993, we have traded our personal data in return for free services from the tech giants. Now a growing number of start-ups think it's about time we took control of our own data and even started making money from it. But do we care enough to bother?

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Irene Ng
WIRED - Decentralised AI has the potential to upend the online economy

Most AI giants on the internet rely on the continuous collection of personal data from their users, primarily to build and maintain machine-learning models. These models are often core to the value proposition of these companies, providing recommendations, behavioural analytics and consumer insights not only to their own services, but to associated advertising networks.

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Irene Ng
www.parliament.uk - UK can lead the way on ethical AI, says Lords Committee

The UK is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI). This position, coupled with the wider adoption of AI, could deliver a major boost to the economy for years to come. The best way to do this is to put ethics at the centre of AI’s development and use concludes a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?, published today.

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Irene Ng
spectator.co.uk - Data gold-mining: Businesses need to start properly rewarding their customers for access to their personal data

You’re probably not aware of it, but there is an injustice being perpetrated on every man, woman and child who owns or uses an electronic device. Every time you turn on your smart phone, log onto your laptop, clamp your Fitbit to your wrist, drive your sensor-enabled car or send a text, email or post on Facebook or Twitter you are manufacturing a valuable commodity.

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Irene Ng