Chelsea Manning, newly freed from military prison, speaks in San Francisco

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Enlarge / Chelsea Manning (right), spoke on September 12 at the Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco with the organization’s co-founder, Mitch Altman (left). (credit: Cyrus Farivar)

SAN FRANCISCO—Speaking at the Noisebridge hackerspace Tuesday evening, Chelsea Manning implored a crowd of makers, nerds, and developers to be ethical coders.

“As a coder, I know that you can build a system and it works, but you’re thinking about the immediate result, you’re not thinking about that this particular code could be misused, or it could be used in a different manner,” she said, as part of a conversation with Noisebridge co-founder Mitch Altman.

Altman began the conversation by asking about artificial intelligence, and underscoring some of the risks in that field.

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