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Last Week in AI #42

AI surveillance, retail robots, AI for battery tech, and more!

Last Week in AI #42

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Mini Briefs

Artificial Intelligence Is Watching Us and Judging Us

Growing uses of AI in controversial applications, such as facial recognition for surveillance and predicting the likelihood of crime, pose a concern for civil liberties in authoritarian and democratic societies alike. In addition, the capabilities of these AI-enabled systems are sometimes exaggerated by the users to create an impression of a powerful algorithm and to limit human liabilities. As more goverments and law enforcement agencies test and adopt AI tools, their long-term effects and consequences is a topic that must be carefully considered.

Advances & Business

Concerns & Hype


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