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Political economy, public policy, civic participation. And yes, AI. Professor of Practice @criemcirm @mcgillu. Fellow @opennorth. Past @webfoundation She/her

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8/11
2020
Elements of corporate capture include: - Community Manipulation - Economic Diplomacy - Judicial Interference - Leg… https://t.co/i2G7GuYbUy"Corporate capture refers to the means by which an economic elite undermine the realization of human rights and the… https://t.co/YZTgNDA67yCorporate Capture: Definition and Characteristics https://t.co/vx2St6EXaE
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuCorporate Capture: Definition and Characteristics https://t.co/vx2St6EXaE
8/10
2020
Once again, we need to #breakupbigtech ! So many brilliant scholars & journalists tweeting out the facts today (and… https://t.co/bSyfkCcSvq
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @ystvns @RULeadLab @RyersonU Congrats!!! So awesome🎉 https://t.co/Vr5HGaQnuZ
7/30
2020
Microsoft has a higher market cap (1.54T) than Amazon (1.3T), Google (1.04T), and Facebook (660B), yet they've mana… https://t.co/YhbhnbgZDB
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7/29
2020
"The European Commission declined to comment."How is this real? https://t.co/RCsKYyFuYoUnder no circumstances, even in a pandemic, should a deal for a core part of the City’s digital infrastructure be s… https://t.co/wCTfJQHK7K
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu8000 people from around the world are joining @rightscon's first-ever virtual summit! Our session with @herahussainhttps://t.co/fxD4BoPUX4
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7/27
2020
The Anti-Harassment Tools Team at @Wikimedia is looking for a full-time, remote software engineer to work on featur… https://t.co/srLY4y7kv4
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7/26
2020
"Offshore financial centers are estimated to hold up to $36 trillion in cash, gold, and securities, not including t… https://t.co/6xUgSdXKOVThe Report on the State of Resources Provided to Support Scholars Against Harassment, Trolling, and Doxxing While D… https://t.co/k2YsXBhVul
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7/20
2020
@ChagulaniShabie @EvaThomann @raulpacheco Congrats @ChagulaniShabie!
7/19
2020
@TeddyWoodhouse @Dama_Yanthy Thank you! Will try this out today 😎 @Dama_Yanthy The struggle is real, especially on hot days. So thanks for this thread, it's really helpful!
7/16
2020
@katyaabaz @BKCHarvard Congrats!!
7/14
2020
The kindest thing you can do for the victims and survivors today, on the 25th anniversary, during an era of disinfo… https://t.co/lXSiD1OLOo
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @ekoner He's such a sweetheart 🥰Curiosity https://t.co/zObj3c5JV2
7/11
2020
From “Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups” by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun via… https://t.co/0CpmWqJY6mNever forget this. https://t.co/VteXQJYcsz
7/10
2020
New! Check out the AI ecosystem in Canada dataset - created to better understand the entities that operate in it.… https://t.co/Ww7fRtR8VZ
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuWeird request! I am looking for a (progressive) economist that would be up for semi-regular conversations about da… https://t.co/iIxCBZxi7D
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuA very useful tool for anyone who is trying to even begin to understand the institutional who is who of AI in Canad… https://t.co/6pf3T6TmIf
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @MichSpieler Thank you Mich! @TraceyLauriault @OpenGovCan @opennorth 🙏🏼 @TraceyLauriault @cippic Thank you Tracey!
7/9
2020
@JHvanGeuns Thank YOU 😘 @_jack_poulson @p2173 Thanks for this! Let me know how it progresses. @jhereia 🙏🏼💕Folks studying AI, smart cities, tech & power relations between state/non-state actors should all check this out! T… https://t.co/geYwTkZCER
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuUpdate: AI ecosystem map as a dataset now published: https://t.co/GpoE7WMUWr An initial report from this research… https://t.co/Uf1KhFCOWp @_jack_poulson @p2173 Hello! Your project looks awesome. Would be great to connect. I'm researching public sector f… https://t.co/762xDsSVNQ @aketchum22 Thanks @aketchum22!Lobbying and Contracting Explorer https://t.co/tpBmFYeYqC - focused on tech. I don't know who's behind this (thank… https://t.co/RYPCCmKo5G
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu"What is needed is a field that exposes and critiques systems that concentrate power, while co-creating new systems… https://t.co/iqmm2ODoUq"When the field of AI believes it is neutral, it both fails to notice biased data and builds systems that sanctify… https://t.co/C2syDi38UTRead more about this research on @CriemCirm: https://t.co/fnmZHmKdi9Thank you to Elissa Kayal for creating this dataset with me, and to @JHvanGeuns, @ystvns, @ArzenChan, and… https://t.co/fHgXAdTPPSThis is just the start. It would be great to turn this into a global dataset/list. If that is of interest to you, let me know.Feedback welcome! Are the columns useful? If yes, which ones? Should we add another column? What should it be about… https://t.co/vcQ2dwLknXThe AI ecosystem dataset includes 710+ public and private sector entities that work with, research, fund and/or pro… https://t.co/Quo272j4JcNew! Check out the AI ecosystem in Canada dataset - created to better understand the entities that operate in it.… https://t.co/Ww7fRtR8VZ
7/8
2020
Hey public interest tech, data science, #AI & #AIEthics folks, you won't want to miss this @Yale @YaleLawSch talk o… https://t.co/cpTnwlPeF4
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7/7
2020
This is huge. The ACM is calling for an "immediate suspension of the current and future private and governmental us… https://t.co/PQ26lSJ4Dm
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7/1
2020
Open banking is *not* open data. tbh, I don't understand how it made it into the 'open' ecosystem at all.Above is the FT take on open banking. Open banking is also a system that gives commercial banks less control over… https://t.co/Z3ulN3yUjd"Open banking, which gives customers more control over how their bank, credit card and savings data are shared, has… https://t.co/1vBygEgn0S"Mastercard is to buy US open-banking company Finicity in a $1 billion deal, expanding its footprint in a growing a… https://t.co/g7M8isPuEK#DigitalColonialism https://t.co/9cDlPR6tnt
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuThis is a beautiful thread. There's ONLY one party that benefits from colonialism: the coloniser https://t.co/7IWslVkSP2
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuI wrote something to respond to questions flying around about what cities can do next to tackle the centuries of sy… https://t.co/QzhLeFqNGW
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6/28
2020
@drpamelalirio Thanks for this articleThis is....oddly the best way to explain inherent biases and why status quo “accuracy” is a trash metric. https://t.co/BpveT4H5rz
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @RuralHuman That's for sure @RuralHuman New buzz words💀 @RuralHuman Still getting to know them. Here we have both nonprofit accelerators (incubators)… https://t.co/WuOkfkZfoD @RuralHuman For sure. SO many questions. Also I just realized that incubators are accelerators. So confusing. Why n… https://t.co/Yn5DrNhDt8 @RuralHuman And accelerators.That moment when you find entities that are built to support startups and realize they are not actually companies b… https://t.co/yExzdzlppK- Private Limited Company - N.S. Limited Company - Limited Liability Company - Domestic Limited Liability Company -… https://t.co/wnG9J2s8w9Unless they don't have a privacy policy. Then good luck searching for something like Creative Ventures.One of the best examples I've found so far of multijurisdictional incorporation of a private investor in the AI eco… https://t.co/iJRpQBJWIaPrivacy policies on company websites are useful for finding the legal status of company names, aside from the URL o… https://t.co/hj7SBxjiG0 @drpamelalirio @MitacsCanada @KevinVanDuysen I welcome his input. Plan to publish it by the end of next week.VCs are a nightmare to categorize by legal status because of the amount of entities available under one umbrella na… https://t.co/6RSEusbEti @herahussain the best answer IMOWhat a surprise: https://t.co/OayQvtq3vO https://t.co/qBOX11mIYb"______.ai" "______ AI"Current status https://t.co/TjtfPuN1bJ
6/27
2020
@ekoner !!! I can't wait to hear allllll about it
6/26
2020
Since I was dunking on AI, just wanted to say a thing about my field: history of technology has too often uncritica… https://t.co/sy7w87LHWn
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6/24
2020
Public infrastructure for the public interest for the collective for the people now."We need everyone to become aware of what’s at stake, so we can take back our public infrastructure, and build our… https://t.co/CjW3INZZbG"This is not a job for grassroots movements alone. To burn down #digitalcolonialism we need governments, municipali… https://t.co/vMxBIvVuBO"We need a reinvented knowledge and data commons, and we need to innovate collaborative, publicly funded forms of a… https://t.co/HiPrqyx4DF"We do not need to resist it, we need to end it. We need accelerated regulatory reform in the spirit of antitrust… https://t.co/IMm2KdhZASA reminder: "Digital colonialism is the new deployment of a quasi-imperial power over a vast number of people, with… https://t.co/mQE9ZVBJiwAI is the new way to talk about business intelligence.You *cannot* predict criminality from biometric data. Such an important, beautifully argued letter - may it travel… https://t.co/4yemGF4kKO
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @kierisi @XandaSchofield @clegoues @merbroussard @drbrittparis @mysdick @pinkhairedcyn @Abebab @AncaTeneahttps://t.co/HsoVHkyYTc
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuThe top 5 readings that are helping me dream up radical AI right now (a thread) 1/5 A People's Guide to AI by… https://t.co/OGGxWWqb19
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuIs Tech Solutionism dead yet?
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuWe welcome the news Springer will not be publishing the article in question, but our demands are unmet. How did thi… https://t.co/L1yIAwAkdv
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuWhite Men in ML are behaving like White Men IRL: minimizing harms, mischaracterizing problems, and most of all, ign… https://t.co/e36BVYgWVE
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @drpamelalirio @IVADO_Qc @TircherP @RimKholti @HanenGi @atg_abhishek @mtlaiethics @ceobillionaire @Montreal_AIhttps://t.co/ON7lHskFnQGreat resource for the Fall emergency remote teaching! https://t.co/KozD5TARVS
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuThis is the worst way forward with AI. It is unethical to fund or publish scholarship like this. https://t.co/NBLobItpRl
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuSpringer Nature plans to publish an article "A Deep Neural Network Model to Predict Criminality Using Image Process… https://t.co/oClbEaYM1k
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu @craigaatkinson Appropriate for whom?In case it needed to be said explicitly - This isn’t a call for “diversity” in datasets or “improved accuracy” in p… https://t.co/NXkUgvepHV
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuWe have an exciting opportunity for a trauma-informed therapist and counselor to join our team for a 6-month consul… https://t.co/AqgQDcQlIx
Retweeted by Ana BrandusescuCombatting Anti-Blackness in the AI Community: In this work, we aim to elucidate the scale and scope of anti-Black… https://t.co/igvb5yXnT2
Retweeted by Ana Brandusescu"Had Google and Apple aimed to provide an info tool anyone could develop for their safety, rather than asking gover… https://t.co/hF7PxoFaMQ"Do Google or Apple get to tell a democratically elected government or its public health institutions what they may… https://t.co/xo2DKFGoU2“...as local authorities look for ways to defund policing, new technologies may be one of the carceral ‘solutions’… https://t.co/kv5IXs1c9k
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6/23
2020
@drpamelalirio @KevinVanDuysen @Montreal_AI @ObservatoireIA No, just a list of names unfortunately. Those details would be really useful.
6/20
2020

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