visualize some of the biggest stories of the last 12 months.
AI IN 2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW
AI Now Institute
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Great visualization, packed with relevance, puts the events in perspective (and reveals new ones to me) — but it diminishes powerful Chinese abuses. The current critique of AI ethics seems Silicon Valley-centric. Prominent headlines for Chinese events from March-May 2018 say it all“16 Chinese cities implement Skynet” and “Social Credit System blocks 11.4 M flights” — compared to the leading US headline, “One person dies via Tesla Autopilot” (of the thousands dying each year from human-caused crashes).

Design questions:

  • Is the timeline matching font sizes to the amount of publicity for the event?
  • Does China’s suppression of reporting and ethical challenges to government programs account for the small font?