I came across more AI news ! A local checkpoint in Beijing has just started using new technology , smart glasses that can pick up facial features and car registration plates, and match them in real-time with a database of suspects. The glasses are AI powered and if the glasses pick up anyone on the system’s blacklist they start communicating the message through light up warnings.
This is an example of a country using technology to booster security while severely infringing citizen privacy rights. However the AI company that created the glasses state that people should not be worried about privacy rights because the glasses are being used for noble causes.
Other technologies China has employed include police robots for crowd control, drones to monitor border areas, and artificially intelligent systems to track and censor behavior online. There are also scanners to forcibly read mobile phone data and even police dogs with virtual reality cameras.
If its being done in China – how long do you think it will take for it to reach here? Would Canadians be willing to compensate privacy rights for the ” greater good” and fighting crime?