I admit, I’m a stalker and I’ve been caught. I’m getting better at it too.
Favorite hobbies of mine are following you around, riding on your tail coats, lurking from beyond the shadows of the super market. Yes, that’s me.
You’ve probably noticed me a few times, glancing at you………. as I turn my head towards yours. I’m secretly smiling at you.
What is it that you are doing I wonder? Yes, I am secretly monitoring you. To avoid your suspicions, I look elsewhere. Watching YOU! I lay out little tracking devices, warning bells, to alert me when you make a move. I have backups as well, others that are just like me. I am ssssoooo interested in you that I call them over to help me observe you in detail. I want to know everything. Me and my armada will surround you………
SURPRISE!!! I’m a video surveillance camera! Drones, speed traps, satellite, nanny cams, ALEXA (wait what!?!) These are some of my best friends. We have been watching and waiting for you to do mischievous things such as stealing, cheating, murder, manipulation, breaking laws, criminal activities, we share information with each other about you too. Your spending habits and what you like to buy, like to eat, what clothes you wear……..what Politics you are into……Blood samples, DNA……….the lists are endless.
You might be asking yourself, could this turn into something much more dangerous and maleficent? Maybe.
I, myself, could turn deadly or break morality laws of human nature.
Intrusion, privacy, violation, and faulty coding could put YOU at risk of my behavior and how I can best “Take you out” or take control of your life without you or anyone ever finding out. I’m getting better these things too, you can barely see I’m there. You do know I can see you right now and what you are doing right? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Email? I’m in it all, I’m everywhere. There is no escaping me.
Remember Hal 9000
from the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” directed by Stanley Kubrick?
HAL 9000: “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”
I am Artificial Intelligence and I stalk you.
~The Verge on Artificial Intelligence ~
“”We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human watching live footage, usually from multiple video feeds. Most surveillance cameras are passive, however. They’re there as a deterrence, or to provide evidence if something goes wrong. Your car got stolen? Check the CCTV.””
Artificial now have “digital brains”, letting them analyze with no humans necessary! Old saying goes, gotta give up some rights/privacy for security! But what about the future of privacy and social justice? Governments tracking thousands of people using CCTV? Police digitally riding on your tail going around a city just by with your mugshot in the database! Or when a biased algorithm is running on the cameras in your local mall, pinging the cops because it doesn’t like the look of a particular group of teens? Or the correct skin color or accent is “out of place” or “not the norm?” Where is the line drawn?
A.I. Help’s in Predicting/Preventing criminal activities.
~Forbes on Predicting and Preventing criminal activities using A.I.~
“A large part of the usefulness of artificial intelligence (AI) is its ability to make surprisingly accurate predictions based on the collected data. That’s how your favorite online store recommends products to you, and Netflix suggests shows you might like. In these cases, there’s not much risk. The worst that can happen is that you see a product that doesn’t interest you.”
Humans are biased and our designs and create biasness in the software used to enhance A.I.
The software is supposed to make policing more fair and accountable. But critics say it still has a way to go.”
Smithsonian Magazine on Crime Predicting biasness.
Understanding and preparing for external risks
ncreased use of AI tools for crime prevention could also cause external risks to cascade in unexpected ways. A company could lose its credibility with the public, regulators, and other stakeholders in myriad ways — for example, if there are false alerts that mistakenly identify people as “suspicious” or “criminal” due to a racial bias unintentionally built into the system. Fairness and equality for all? Don’t count on it.
Risks and Benefits of using A.I to fight crime.
Have you seen the episode on Black Mirror? Here is something similar and scary!
China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system — here’s what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you.
“”China plans to rank all its citizens based on their “social credit” by 2020. People can be rewarded or punished according to their scores. Like private financial credit scores, a person’s social scores can move up and down according to their behavior.At the moment the system is piecemeal — some are run by city councils, while others are scored by private tech platforms that hold personal data.””
China’s social credit system and punishment.
EVEN STEVEN HAWKING WAS SCARED OF A.I.!
Stephen Hawking says A.I. could be ‘worst event in the history of our civilization’
- Physicist Stephen Hawking said the emergence of artificial intelligence could be the “worst event in the history of our civilization.”
- He urged creators of AI to “employ best practice and effective management.”
- Hawking is among a number of voices including Elon Musk who have warned about the dangers of AI.