The popularity of “smart assistants” like Google Home or Amazon Alexa could lead to increased privacy violations. The Daily Mail reports:
Smart assistants could soon come with a ‘moral AI’ to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law.
That’s the suggestion of academics at who say that household gadgets like the Amazon Echo and Google Home should be enhanced with ethical smart software.
This would let them to weigh-up whether to report illegal activity to the police, effectively putting millions of people under constant surveillance.
Academics at the University of Bergen, Norway, touted the idea at the ACM conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society in Hawaii.
The American public should be vigilant to this new threat, as companies collecting information could just as readily pass it on to the government to create a police state.