Microsoft Warns Washington to Regulate A.I. Before Its Too Late

“AI Now—a group composed of tech employees from companies including Microsoft and Google, and affiliated with New York University—says exemplify the need for stricter regulation of artificial intelligence. The group’s report, published Thursday, underscores the inherent dangers in using A.I. to do things like amplify surveillance in fields including finance and policing, and argues that accountability and oversight are necessities where this type of nascent technology is concerned. Crucially, they argue, people should be able to opt out of facial-recognition systems altogether. “Mere public notice of their use is not sufficient, and there should be a high threshold for any consent, given the dangers of oppressive and continual mass surveillance,” the organization writes. “These tools are very suspect and based on faulty science,””

Microsoft Warns Washington to Regulate A.I. Before Its Too Late
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/12/microsoft-warns-washington-to-regulate-ai-before-its-too-late
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