Artificial intelligence could be the beginning of mass surveillance

Artificial intelligence could be the beginning of mass surveillance

Anders Toft Loth writes that AI can be helpful, but it needs a degree of oversight if it is to work optimally.

If artificial intelligence develops as we believe and believe, it will eventually be able to solve many problems. But all growth has a price.

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The shift in vocabulary around artificial intelligence (AI) has so far been characterized by the opportunities the systems offer, but also fears that it could threaten Norwegian jobs. This is similar to the debates in other countries, but in many places the technology is already being used in ways that we should be aware of.

Police recently departed in southern England Well-developed AI cameras. Cameras can easily detect motorists talking on their mobile phones or committing other crimes. New AI systems can identify crimes much faster than humans with large amounts of video material.

Similar systems are tested Metro Networks Shooters in New York and Barcelona must be stopped. Police have started in many countries like USA, China, India Face recognition technology. And in Spanish Malaga, officials will use AI and “Smart Tourism” To ensure visitors have the best experience of the city.

Where does the tracking range go?

The examples above are typical of AI confusion: AI can be helpful, but it needs a certain amount of supervision if it is to work well.

For example, if one were to set up an AI camera to monitor Norwegian roads, it is easy to see the benefits that would be created. Because if a motorist who always drives legally wants to allow AI systems to monitor roads and road users, it’s not so strange. After all, you’re not the law-abiding citizen caught on camera.

What will be next? An AI camera on every street corner?

But the fact that such AI systems are advantageous in some ways should not prevent us from looking at the challenges the systems create. Because where is the limit set for this kind of “beneficial” surveillance?

We must ask ourselves: What happens next? AI cameras on every street corner with facial recognition technology and other “smart solutions” tracking our every move?

Does it help with crime? Probably. Does it violate privacy? Undoubtedly.

Transparency is key

So there are big dilemmas we face with KI entering Norwegian society. An open and honest discussion about what actually happens when these AI systems become commonplace is absolutely necessary.

Otherwise, we risk a situation where Norwegians are being monitored in ways we cannot imagine today.

IN National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (2020) Norway has a high level of trust and respect for both human rights and privacy. If this hope is to continue, Norwegian authorities must make it clear that the introduction of AI systems will have major consequences, particularly for privacy.

Today there is no legislation for AI in Norway. Where apart from work life
The Working Environment Act, Equality and Discrimination Act and Personal Data Act may be incorporated. In June, EU parliamentarians approved a proposal that could become one of the world’s first clear regulations on the use of AI. Among other things, the EU has proposed a ban on AI systems that evaluate and categorize people based on their behaviour.

Our justice politicians have a huge responsibility. They must ensure that relevant laws, regulations and practices are implemented in the country.

If this does not happen, it will ultimately lead to pessimism, skepticism and skepticism towards the opportunities that artificial intelligence can offer us. This is of no benefit to Norway.

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