White House Supports Limits on AI: U.S. Rules Protect Citizens from AI-Powered Surveillance and Discrimination
As governments worldwide mull their AI strategies and policies, the Biden administration called for a “bill of rights” to mitigate adverse consequences.What’s new: Top advisors to the U.S. president announced a plan to issue rules
Distance Killing: Israeli Agents Assasinated Iranian Scientist With AI-Sniper Rifle
A remote sniper used an automated system to take out a human target located thousands of miles away.What happened: The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad used an AI-assisted rifle in the November killing of Iran’s chief nuclear scientist,
Rules for Recommenders: China Bans Harmful Recommendation Algorithms
China moved toward a clamp down on recommendation algorithms.What’s new: China’s internet regulatory agency proposed rules that include banning algorithms that spread disinformation and threaten national security.
U.S. Lax on Face Recognition: U.S. agency calls for stricter face recognition controls.
A U.S. government watchdog agency called for stronger face recognition protocols for federal agencies. An audit found that, while many employ face recognition, they may not know where it came from, how it’s being used, or the hazards involved.
When Algorithms Manage Humans: Amazon drivers say AI unfairly graded their performance.
Some delivery drivers fired by Amazon contend that the retailer’s automated management system played an unfair role in terminating their employment. Drivers in Amazon Flex, an Uber-like program that enables independent drivers to earn money delivering the company’s packages.
Face Recognition for the Masses: PimEyes is reverse image search for face recognition.
Face recognition tech tends to be marketed to government agencies, but PimEyes offers a web app that lets anyone scan the internet for photos of themself — or anyone they have a picture of. The company says it aims to help people control their online presence and fight identity theft.
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