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Alexa and other smart speakers may endanger privacy rights

Legal experts say internet-connected smart speakers are the latest example of how technology and devices endear themselves to consumers before they realize the downsides.

The devices are supposed to begin recording the conversation only in response to “wake words” — like “Alexa” (for the Echo), “OK Google” (for the Google Home) and “Hey Siri” (for Apple’s HomePod). But they may be able to hear background conversations while activated.

Source: Alexa and other smart speakers may endanger privacy rights – SFChronicle.com

This AI Knows Who You Are by the Way You Walk

Our individual walking styles, much like snowflakes, are unique. With this in mind, computer scientists have developed a powerful new footstep-recognition system using AI, and it could theoretically replace retinal scanners and fingerprinting at security checkpoints, including airports.

Source: This AI Knows Who You Are by the Way You Walk

Can Digital Assistants Work without Prying into Our Lives?

Personalized AI requires personal data. Apple, Google and others say they can now grab more of it while keeping privacy and security intact. However, some security researchers still have reservations.

Source: Private Smarts: Can Digital Assistants Work without Prying into Our Lives? – Scientific American

Researchers develop AI that can defeat facial recognition systems

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed an adversarial neural network that can defeat facial recognition systems. Researchers claim that their algorithm reduces the proportion of detected faces in facial recognition systems to 0.5 percent.

Source: University of Toronto researchers develop AI that can defeat facial recognition systems | VentureBeat

Police trial AI software to help process mobile phone evidence

Artificial intelligence software capable of interpreting images, matching faces and analysing patterns of communication is being piloted by UK police forces to speed up examination of mobile phones seized in crime investigations.

Source: Police trial AI software to help process mobile phone evidence

Algorithms and artificial intelligence: CNIL’s report on the ethical issues

Numerous initiatives on the governance of artificial intelligence are currently being undertaken. In this context, this report aims at giving an overview of the main ethical matters which are raised, and to increase the collective awareness on these issues in civil society.

Source: Algorithms and artificial intelligence: CNIL’s report on the ethical issues

Jourová: EU must protect data in AI development

Digitisation and artificial intelligence (AI) should develop in the Czech Republic and Europe without too much regulation, but with respect to the protection of privacy and personal data, European Commissioner Vera Jourova said during a public discussion on AI in Prague on Wednesday.

Source: EU Commissioner Jourová: EU must protect data in AI development | Prague Monitor

China Claims It’s Scanning Workers’ Brainwaves to Increase Efficiency and Profits

At a factory in Hangzhou, China, production line workers are allegedly being outfitted with brain-reading hats and helmets. They read workers’ emotions and use artificial intelligence algorithms to “detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage”.

Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric is one of many Chinese companies using government-sponsored technologies to monitor the brain activity of employees while they’re on the job.

Source: China Claims It’s Scanning Workers’ Brainwaves to Increase Efficiency and Profits – Motherboard

Chinese jaywalkers receive their fine immediately through SMS

Facial recognition technology is really starting to become a big deal in China. It wasn’t that long ago when Chinese traffic police began using facial recognition to nab those who were violating traffic laws.

Now they’ve taken things one step further with artificial intelligence (AI): When the facial recognition cameras catch someone jaywalking, not only will they be identified, named, and publicly shamed, they will also be sent text messages telling them what their violation is and how much the fine they have to pay will be.

Source: Big brother sees you! Chinese jaywalkers receive their fine immediately through SMS – GOVTSLAVES.INFO

Artificial intelligence, data protection and the future of inventions

In 1997, chess champion Garry Kasparov lost his reign to supercomputer Deep Blue. At that time, many felt Deep Blue’s victory was nothing more than a marketing strategy. Kasparov himself vented that such a victory could have been rigged.

What does this mean for science and the protection of personal data? Will machines equipped with AI be the drivers of the future and threaten privacy?

Source: Artificial intelligence, data protection and the future of inventions

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