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Research outputs: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

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2020 Artificial intelligence has a gender-bias problem - just ask Siri

All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and are programmed to respond to all kinds of sugge...

2020 AI, biometrics and securitisation in migration management: policy options for South Africa

The use of AI and data for the management of migration has become increasingly intrusive through the harvesting of biometric data, both in S...

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2020 Introducing the series: can AI and data support a more inclusive and equitable South Africa?

Data-driven technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), are becoming more widely used in all domains of South African society. Fro...

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2019 From Alexa to Siri and the GDPR: the gendering of virtual personal assistants and the role of data protection impact assessments

With female names, voices and characters, artificially intelligent Virtual Personal Assistants such as Alexa, Cortana, and Siri appear to be...