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.
There’s a reason those Norwegians didn’t say any such thing in their home country. Such a device would be contrary to the EU GDPR.
This technology is merely a facilitator. The real issues are the loss of individual liberty and the unconstitutional assumption of powers by the Federal Government.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson
Been Warnin’ people about this FOR YEARS. WHY ON EARTH would anyone allow an open microphone attached to the internet into their home? Car? Not to mention Cameras…
Proud to be a luddite 🙂
It isn’t technology that makes a police state possible. They have existed in one form or another for centuries. Before technology, tyrants relied upon neighbors to keep watch on other neighbors. However, technology does guarantee that we are losing what little privacy remains in our society, and that is a hair-raising realization. This is the reality that exists even now; it only gets worse in the future.
It’s coming!! Be prepared!! The nearly 60 years of anti-Christ, anti-American policies and the take over of the education system is the exact thing Khrushchev said would happen. Destroy us without firing a shot! The REAL collusion IS the DEMON RAT PARTY!! TRUMP 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!