Artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance systems based on cell phone ‘close contacts’ are the proven best way to trace and prevent the transmission of coronavirus. This short commentary considers the legality of implementing AI tracing systems in the United States legal and social contexts during a public health emergency. First, AI-driven close contact tracing via cellular phones is described, before turning to U.S.
“The new generations bring with them their new problems which call for new rules, to be patterned, indeed, after the rules of the past, and yet adapted to the needs and justice of another day and hour.” - Benjamin Cardozo, 1925
Sometimes by choice, but sometimes by fate, artists cede control over their creations. Canadian artist Yarek Waszul lost control over his art when it was memed by a soon-to-be former Republican congressman known for promoting white supremacy.
Often, our environment shapes the way that we see ourselves. If those around us perceive us in a certain way, we may begin to act in accordance with those perceptions. This self-fulfilling prophecy is a significant part of our social lives and the way we interact with our environment. Now imagine that artificial intelligence (AI) software allowed society to publicly label important aspects of your identity from an early age. How would this label affect your self-perception? What effect would it have on your freedom of choice and autonomy?
For most companies, it is only a matter of time before a savvy hacker slips through their Information Technology security infrastructure and accesses material non-public information. Unlike in the past, data breaches now trigger a slew of regulatory hurdles for the victimized company.