“Take this type of technology, feed it to a citywide CCTV surveillance system, and go to a place like Saudi Arabia where being gay is considered a crime,” says Lisa Talia Moretti, a digital sociologist at Methods. “Suddenly you’re pulling people off the street and arresting them because you’re gay, because the computer said so.”

 

Sleepwalkers Podcast: The Watchmen with Lisa Moretti: WATCH NOW

The episode examines how AI consolidates power and control and asks if we can limit this troubling trend.
Listen to the full Sleepwalkers podcast with Digital Sociologist, Lisa Moretti here.

“Don’t look now, but artificial intelligence is watching you. Artificial intelligence has tremendous power to enhance spying, and both authoritarian governments and democracies are adopting the technology as a tool of political and social control.

The potential of AI surveillance is the subject of the third installment of the Sleepwalkers podcast. The episode examines how AI consolidates power and control, and asks if we can limit this troubling trend.

Data collected from apps and websites already help optimize ads and social feeds. The same data can also reveal someone’s personal life and political leanings to the authorities. The trend is advancing thanks to smartphones, smart cameras, and more advanced AI…” – Will Knight, WIRED.

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