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Digital enforcement of rules intended to combat truck driver fatigue erodes drivers’ autonomy without reducing accidents. Truckers are paid by the mile, creating incentives for overwork.
Proactive Moderation of Online Discussions: Existing Practices and the Potential for Algorithmic Support
Human moderators may intervene to stop users from posting offensive content, but proactive intervention is labor intensive. Algorithmic tools help moderators identify problematic conversations on a large scale.
Artificial intelligence-based systems (AI) are altering the conditions and quality of work. Employers use AI to shift risks to low-wage workers, adopting irregular schedules or systems that force workers to adopt a strenuous pace.
One person’s privacy choices can affect the privacy of family, friends, and those of similar or different demographic characteristics. Current privacy rules do not recognize the social value of privacy.
“Smart” contracts can be automatically enforced without the involvement of a court. However, the parties to many contracts include terms that cannot or should not be enforced for social reasons.