New smart home devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home are raising numerous legal and privacy issues, primarily because they are recording conversations that you have in your daily life. If you wouldn’t want your friend recording one of your conversations, would you want a digital device doing the same? In this month's lead article, we examine the privacy issues with connected devices and look towards a future with artificial intelligence thrown into the mix.
Smart devices are now a fact of life – they touch almost every part of our existence. Yet smart home devices have now further eroded our right to privacy. In this article we take a look at just how these devices have reduced our ability to resist an invasion of privacy - and just why we need to be aware of how that elusive goal of privacy is becoming even more difficult to attain.
Data protection laws that demand explicit consent, right to be forgotten and algorithm transparency may have a chilling effect on artificial intelligence.
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Cybersecurity and AI has dominated the recently concluded WEF at Davos. Yet, there is still a lot more to be done in terms of close and constant cooperation between the pioneering private organizations and the forward thinking governments. Simple right? Easier said than done.
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Every business that collects data will have the Insights, Prediction, Action dilemma it confronts. And for that we need a regulatory framework to set boundaries. Am I allowed to dream on? Let’s not wait for regulations. An industry sponsored consortium putting consumer rights and privacy front and center.
Autonomous vehicles highlights pressing issues currently in technology law involving artificial intelligence and machine learning. What are the liability and risk problems that must be considered?
The reach of artificial intelligence will affect many areas of technology, but its presence will be acutely felt within both cybersecurity threats and the strength of systems to protect against threats.
AI technology brings benefits and can just as easily be used for malicious ends. Today, both cybersecurity experts and cybercriminals are using AI. Could it pose more of a cybersecurity threat than we think?