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Researchers Defeat Most Powerful Ad Blockers

Perceptual ad blockers will come out on the losing side in the war against internet advertisers and expose users to a host of new attack vectors in the process, the researchers warned. According to new research an AI was able to defeat perceptual ad blockers.

Source: Researchers Defeat Most Powerful Ad Blockers, Declare a ‘New Arms Race’ – Motherboard

China surveillance tech can ID people by their walk

Chinese authorities have started using “gait recognition” software – artificial intelligence that identifies people by their body shape and the way they walk – for mass surveillance on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai. The tech can reportedly recognize people from up to 50 meters away, even if their face is hidden or their back is facing the camera.

Full article: China surveillance tech can ID people by their walk, report says – CNET

Building Ethics into Privacy Frameworks for Big Data and AI

IAPP and UN Global Pulse has released a joint report titled “Building Ethics Into Privacy Frameworks For Big Data and AI.” The report provides an overview of how organizations can operationalize data ethics, drawing on the discussions of an event organized by IAPP and UN Global Pulse. It also highlights the findings from additional research about data ethics and international privacy best practices.

Source: “Building Ethics into Privacy Frameworks for Big Data and AI”: A report from UN Global Pulse and the IAPP

Europe’s AI ethics chief: No rules yet, please

In a global race to dominate artificial intelligence technology, Europe needs to keep its urge to regulate under control — at least for now. That’s the main message from Pekka Ala-Pietilä, a former president of Nokia and tech entrepreneur who is overseeing EU efforts to draw up principles that will underpin any future regulation of the technology.

Source: Europe’s AI ethics chief: No rules yet, please – POLITICO

The EU plans to test an AI lie detector at border points

Trials for AI lie detection at border patrol checkpoints are set to begin soon in the EU. The program, called iBorderCtrl, will run for six months at four border crossing points in Hungary, Latvia and Greece with countries outside the European Union. iBorderCtrl is an EU-funded project that uses AI in order to facilitate faster border crossings for travelers.

The system has users fill out an online application and upload some documents, like their passport, before a virtual border guard takes over to ask questions. Travelers will answer while facing a webcam and the system will analyze and rate dozens of micro-gestures.

Source: The EU plans to test an AI lie detector at border points – The Verge

Robotic Security Forces On Patrol Prompt Privacy Concerns

The security force of the future is already patrolling several neighborhoods in the Tri-State area. The robotic protectors can see what you’re doing and even talk back to you, but the machines created by a New Yorker have prompted serious privacy concerns.

Full article: Robotic Security Forces On Patrol Prompt Privacy Concerns For Some « CBS New York

This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos

A team of AI researchers from India developed a tool to search for people in surveillance footage by height, clothing color, and gender. It’s like a search engine that can find people in a video.

The scientists used deep learning to train a convolutional neural network how to recognize certain human features, called soft biometrics, using computer vision. Basically, you can tell this AI some details about the person you’re looking for and it’ll scour whatever video you give it.

Full article: This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos

Data Protection Authorities Endorse Guidelines on AI

On October 23, 2018, the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (the “Conference”) released a Declaration on Ethics and Protection in Artificial Intelligence (“the Declaration”). In it, the Conference endorsed several guiding principles as “core values” to protect human rights as the development of artificial intelligence (“AI”) continues apace.

Source: Data Protection Authorities Endorse Guidelines on AI – Fairness, Transparency and Privacy Key Principles

82% of security pros fear hackers using AI to attack their company

Enterprise IT and security professionals recognize AI’s potential in cybersecurity, according to a new report from Neustar: 87% of the 301 senior technology and security workers surveyed agreed that AI will make a difference in their company’s defenses. However, 82% said they are also afraid of attackers using AI against their company, the report found.

Full article: 82% of security pros fear hackers using AI to attack their company – TechRepublic

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