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Why we should be worried about AI mass surveillance

Can we trust artificial intelligence (AI) to watch over us?

AI and machine learning technology have entered a new era, advancing at a rate none of us can comprehend or keep up with.

Tech companies, governments, and police forces are racing to own and turn these advances into cutting-edge security and mass surveillance systems, while legislators and human rights groups desperately try to build the guard rails that will keep it from getting out of control.

What’s at stake is the real possibility of a world where every aspect of our lives, public or private, is surveilled, analysed, and documented for the benefit of those at the helm of this new technology, and whose interests lie in keeping us under control.

This week on the Big Picture podcast, we sit down with Amnesty International’s secretary general Agnes Callamard, who says we’re already seeing the consequences of unregulated AI, and must act to fix it before it’s too late.

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