Oubliette: Orientation – Part 8

Note: This story is a part of a larger series of short stories and flash fiction. You can find these stories on the Oubliette home page. The sounds of creaking wood surrounded Grace. She could not see anything in the darkness that surrounded her. She remembered she had a flashlight in her pocket and turned... Continue Reading →

Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses | Inequality | The Guardian

In May last year, a stunning report claimed that a computer program used by a US court for risk assessment was biased against black prisoners. The program, Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (Compas), was much more prone to mistakenly label black defendants as likely to reoffend – wrongly flagging them at almost twice... Continue Reading →

Why is Mattis Declaring War on Whistleblowers? | The American Conservative

Is Secretary of Defense James Mattis creating a hostile workplace for Defense Department whistleblowers? Or is he simply carrying on an anti-whistleblower organizational tradition at the Pentagon that stretches back decades? An examination of recent events and the historical record suggests it’s both, and the implications for taxpayers and American national security are stark. Source:... Continue Reading →

Oubliette: Orientation – Part 6

Note: This story is a part of a larger series of short stories and flash fiction. You can find these stories on the Oubliette home page. “Agent Rodriguez! You need to see this!” Owen shouted from the basement of the Wellington farmhouse. Mara did not answer but the sound of her footfalls on the floor... Continue Reading →

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