We believe that artificial intelligence is a powerful tool and that it must be used responsibly in high-stakes applications where it affects an individual's life or entire populations. Social media platforms impact billions of people worldwide, yet many of them (not all of them) are neither aligned with the publicly stated values of the companies that build them nor the values held by the majority of the people they impact.
We've looked into this issue deeply and have many concerns: spreading confirmation bias, amplifying political polarisation, eroding trust, and more. We encourage you to take a closer look and form your own conclusions.
We look forward to seeing what steps the builders of these technologies take to address these concerns. Until then, we're taking a break.
If you have questions, or want to chat about this, please drop us an email.