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AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

The digital economy is at the center of a seismic change with the convergence of big data and artificial intelligence.

The oceans of digital information and low-cost computing power are providing endless marketing opportunities. The rapid rate of innovation is proving to be one of the most transformative forces of our time.

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AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

The digital economy is at the center of a seismic change with the convergence of big data and artificial intelligence.

The oceans of digital information and low-cost computing power are providing endless marketing opportunities. The rapid rate of innovation is proving to be one of the most transformative forces of our time. At the same time, we are faced with ethical dilemmas challenging users’ digital dignity and redefining privacy norms.

Full article: AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

IBM releases diverse dataset to fight facial recognition bias

The tech giant released a trove of data containing 1 million images of faces taken from a Flickr dataset with 100 million photos and videos.

Researchers at the company hope that these specific details will help developers train their artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition systems to identify faces more fairly and accurately.

Full article: IBM releases diverse dataset to fight facial recognition bias

EU considers the possibility of legislating for Artificial Intelligence

Karolina Mojzesowicz, Deputy Head, Data Protection Unit, the European Commission, said that the EU Commission is now considering whether additional legislation is needed for AI.

The EU Commission wants to consider all fundamental rights together. GDRP only addresses personal data – freedom of expression and non-discrimination are other aspects to take into account, she said.

Source: EU considers the possibility of legislating for Artificial Intelligence – Privacy Laws & Business

Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Researchers are highlighting the insecure nature of Internet of Things devices in a report released Tuesday alleging a bevy of popular consumer connected devices sold at major retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy and are riddled with security holes and privacy issues.

In analyzing 12 different IoT devices, researchers with Dark Cubed and Pepper IoT reported security failures that ranged from a lack of encryption for data and missing encryption certificate validations.

Full article: Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Smart glasses – tech dream, data protection nightmare?

The wearable tech industry has made huge strides since the early days (everyone’s favourite: calculator watches) and has been on the cusp of exploding for almost a decade.

Smart watches are ever more popular for social, entertainment and sports purposes. After a shaky start in the consumer market smart glasses are now predicted to become part of many of our lives in a personal or professional capacity.

Full article: Smart glasses – tech dream, data protection nightmare? – Mills & Reeve: Technology Law Update

Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

A new report found that a dozen connected devices are open to several security and privacy issues.

Researchers said they specifically analyzed devices’ privacy policy to understand where data is being shared; monitored traffic and communication patterns; collected full packet data for manual reviews of communications; and performed analyses of devices’ complementary Android applications.

Full article: Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong

Modern-day risk assessment tools are often driven by algorithms trained on historical crime data. Using historical data to train risk assessment tools could mean that machines are copying the mistakes of the past.

Populations that have historically been disproportionately targeted by law enforcement—especially low-income and minority communities—are at risk of being slapped with high recidivism scores. As a result, the algorithm could amplify and perpetuate embedded biases and generate even more bias-tainted data to feed a vicious cycle.

Full article: AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong – MIT Technology Review

CoE publishes guidelines on AI

The Committee of the Council of Europe’s data protection treaty “Convention 108” has published Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection.

The guidelines aim to assist policy makers, artificial intelligence (AI) developers, manufacturers and service providers in ensuring that AI applications do not undermine the right to data protection.

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