(testing signal)

Tag: surveillance

This Week in AI #002 — October 2021

EU Parliament calls to ban AI-backed mass surveillance, OpenAI’s summarization with human feedback, Google MUM search engine update, Facebook’s troubles, and more!Photo by Michael Dziedzic on UnsplashWelcome to “This Week in AI”, which brings you the latest and most exciting news from the AI world. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Thought-Provoking, you’ll find it here.Disclaimer: because this is the Internet, you might have seen some stories before. If this is the case, well done…… Read more...

Ethical Concerns of Combating Crimes with AI Surveillance and Facial Recognition Technology

Two prominent concerns emerged in the debate around the implementation of AI in fighting crimes. Authoritarian governments exploiting AI surveillance and biases in facial recognition technology.

Artificial intelligence (AI)¹ has been rapidly growing worldwide, with new applications being discovered every day. While AI has applications across many sectors, one area where it is commonly utilized is in AI surveillance and facial recognition technology to combat crimes. As of 2019, at least seventy-five countries globally are actively using AI technologies for surveillance purposes, including smart city/safe city platforms, facial recognition systems, and smart policing initiatives (Feldstein 2019: 1).


Australia is going full Fascist …but resistance is growing

Kit Knightly

Covid19 has been used as an excuse to increase government control of pretty much everything, pretty much everywhere.

It is, without question, the greatest campaign to seize power, and greatest assault on personal freedom, of my lifetime. With countries seemingly in a contest to outdo each other’s clampdowns, lockdowns, quarantines and surveillance programs.

From the beginning of the “pandemic” three countries, in particular, have set the pace on this – Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Since last spring these three have been one-upping each other in a race to the fascist finish line. And right now, Australia is putting a sprint in to pull away from the pack.


Face Detection & Recognition: How Machine Learning Approaches and Algorithms make it possible?

Among other tasks made possible through machine learning algorithms, face detection and recognition is a crucial computer vision task. To begin with, both face detection and recognition are co-related yet colloquially different. Face detection is a wider aspect than face recognition and is applied with the help of machine learning. Whether it is about face detection in surveillance, mapping images for medical diagnosis, or deep analysis of human faces in videos for intelligence purposes, ML…… Read more...

Framing Surveillance and Eugenics as “Healthcare” with Johnny Vedmore

Whitney is joined by Johnny Vedmore to discuss two organizations, Wellcome Leap and Trinity Challenge, whose founding members were the architects of the most controversial COVID-19 policies and narratives. Both groups are actively developing new invasive methods of surveillance and eugenics, all under the guise of preventing the next pandemic and improving global health.

Continue reading: https://unlimitedhangout.com/2021/07/podcasts/framing-surveillance-and-eugenics-as-healthcare-with-johnny-vedmore/

Source: unlimitedhangout.com

Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know? – WIRED


There’s a lot of discussion about artificial consciousness and the possibility of machines gaining self-awareness once they become sufficiently complex. But isn’t the most complex system in existence the internet? Is it possible that the internet could become conscious, and if it were already, how would we know? Also, why aren’t more people talking about this?

Dear [ 422 ] ,

Your question brings to mind Balk’s Third Law: “If you think The Internet is terrible now, just wait a while.” Logging on already provides a daily megadose of paranoia (mass surveillance), epistemic vertigo (deepfakes), and fremdschämen (thirstposting).