Facebook is developing artificial intelligence
Wed 10 Dec 2014, 16:00

The Guardian describes a new Facebook feature to protect private information. Facebook is developing artificial intelligence that will ask if users really want to post pictures of themselves and friends under the influence. The aim for Facebook’s “digital assistant” is that it will analyse every action by a user with the social network, beyond photos to videos and interactions, and give them more control such as notifications when other users post unauthorised photos.

The new EDPS Ethics Board
Fri 18 Sep 2015, 18:09

Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), recently announced the formation of a new external Ethics Board that will do a deep dive into the complex ethical issues that surround the use of  personal data in the “big data” economy. The EDPS is particularly concerned about the rise of artificial intelligence and its implications for personal data protection.

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Artificial Intelligence predicts outcome of human rights cases
Mon 24 Oct 2016, 13:40

A research project has found that an AI could accurately predict the outcome of legal cases nearly 80% of the time.

U.S. judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data
Tue 15 Aug 2017, 00:20

A U.S. judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft Corp's LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public.

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance
Tue 23 Jan 2018, 12:28

Artificial intelligence is giving surveillance cameras digital brains to match their eyes, letting them analyze live video with no humans necessary. This could be good news for public safety, helping police and first responders more easily spot crimes and accidents and have a range of scientific and industrial applications. But it also raises serious questions about the future of privacy and poses novel risks to social justice.