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Surveillance of Interest

Post by Milo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:16 pm

A thread concerning advances in surveillance, use of AI with it and policy thereunto.




The above series did a great job IMO in exploring the future / present of this tech. To wit, 'We can't stop it but we can be sure the good machine wins.'
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Post by Milo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:19 pm

Government taps artificial intelligence firm to detect suicide warning signs.

Computer Advanced Symbolics Inc. is an artificial intelligence service company set to spend the next three months examining suicide hot spots across the country to better understand precursors to suicide.

White says the work will not identify individuals who are at risk of self harm, saying safeguards are in place to ensure individuals can't be identified within samples.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/governmen ... -1.3742668

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Post by Milo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:33 am

Project Arachnid is an automated system that crawls like a spider through online links to detect child sexual abuse images and videos, helping ensure prompt removal.

Arachnid has processed more than 1.1 billion web pages to date and has sent over 238,000 notices to internet providers requesting the removal of material.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/feds-earm ... -1.3792897

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Post by lzzrdgrrl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:45 pm

The phones themselves would be the easiest place to start. If investigators could obtain them, a number of forensic tools can be used to pull "deleted" messages from the hardware. "Smartphone forensics experts can retrieve just about anything from any phone. Police will often seize and analyze phones for evidence of things such as indecent photos and videos, what calls were placed when and to whom, browser history, calendar events." Since Strzok and Page used FBI phones, it's possible the text messages were recovered from the Bureau hardware.
https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/world-wears-wire/
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Re: Surveillance of Interest

Post by Milo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:41 pm

Pretty tight video. Now about AI but it definitely demonstrates leveraging of open source data, which is crucial to AI intelligence.


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Re: Surveillance of Interest

Post by Milo » Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 am

Naturally the CBC feels that government is the solution but if it isn't, what is? Or maybe this is the way it is / will be, and we get used to it? I think there's little, if anything, we can do.
In the province of Xinjiang, where the majority of Turkic minorities reside, surveillance cameras equipped with face scans are omnipresent on street corners, mosques and schools. Commuters travelling between towns must go through security checkpoints where police, with the help of a mobile app, can access information ranging from their religious practices, political affiliation, use of social media platforms and even blood type. In this ecosystem of intense social monitoring, even legal routine behaviour, such as exiting through a backdoor, can be treated as suspect and serve as grounds for dubious arrests.
China's willingness to use AI to control its wider population and stamp out disorder is already well reflected in its nascent social credit system. Developed in concert by private entities and the state, AI-powered algorithms collect data on an individual's financial and social behaviours to calculate their social score and determine if they pose a threat to the Communist Party of China.

Citizens with low creditworthiness are publicly shamed as their names and faces appear on billboard size displays. However, the use of AI-based facial recognition systems to target minorities pushes this systematic repression one-step further. This is the world's first case of a government using AI to carry out what many human rights experts consider mass atrocity crimes.
Beyond its use by repressive regimes, AI can directly interfere with human rights in democratic and open societies. The infinite collection of personal data by AI systems for micro-ad targeting limits the rights of privacy. AI-enabled online content monitoring impedes freedom of expression and opinion, as access to and the sharing of information by users is controlled in opaque and inscrutable ways.

Vast AI-powered disinformation campaigns — from troll bots to deepfakes (altered video clips) — threaten societies' access to accurate information, can disrupt elections and erode social cohesion.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/ai-china-1.5140612

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Re: Surveillance of Interest

Post by Doc » Tue May 21, 2019 11:22 am

Milo wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 am
Naturally the CBC feels that government is the solution but if it isn't, what is? Or maybe this is the way it is / will be, and we get used to it? I think there's little, if anything, we can do.
In the province of Xinjiang, where the majority of Turkic minorities reside, surveillance cameras equipped with face scans are omnipresent on street corners, mosques and schools. Commuters travelling between towns must go through security checkpoints where police, with the help of a mobile app, can access information ranging from their religious practices, political affiliation, use of social media platforms and even blood type. In this ecosystem of intense social monitoring, even legal routine behaviour, such as exiting through a backdoor, can be treated as suspect and serve as grounds for dubious arrests.
China's willingness to use AI to control its wider population and stamp out disorder is already well reflected in its nascent social credit system. Developed in concert by private entities and the state, AI-powered algorithms collect data on an individual's financial and social behaviours to calculate their social score and determine if they pose a threat to the Communist Party of China.

Citizens with low creditworthiness are publicly shamed as their names and faces appear on billboard size displays. However, the use of AI-based facial recognition systems to target minorities pushes this systematic repression one-step further. This is the world's first case of a government using AI to carry out what many human rights experts consider mass atrocity crimes.
Beyond its use by repressive regimes, AI can directly interfere with human rights in democratic and open societies. The infinite collection of personal data by AI systems for micro-ad targeting limits the rights of privacy. AI-enabled online content monitoring impedes freedom of expression and opinion, as access to and the sharing of information by users is controlled in opaque and inscrutable ways.

Vast AI-powered disinformation campaigns — from troll bots to deepfakes (altered video clips) — threaten societies' access to accurate information, can disrupt elections and erode social cohesion.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/ai-china-1.5140612
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Re: Surveillance of Interest

Post by Milo » Tue May 21, 2019 9:53 pm

Doc wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:22 am
Milo wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 am
Naturally the CBC feels that government is the solution but if it isn't, what is? Or maybe this is the way it is / will be, and we get used to it? I think there's little, if anything, we can do.
In the province of Xinjiang, where the majority of Turkic minorities reside, surveillance cameras equipped with face scans are omnipresent on street corners, mosques and schools. Commuters travelling between towns must go through security checkpoints where police, with the help of a mobile app, can access information ranging from their religious practices, political affiliation, use of social media platforms and even blood type. In this ecosystem of intense social monitoring, even legal routine behaviour, such as exiting through a backdoor, can be treated as suspect and serve as grounds for dubious arrests.
China's willingness to use AI to control its wider population and stamp out disorder is already well reflected in its nascent social credit system. Developed in concert by private entities and the state, AI-powered algorithms collect data on an individual's financial and social behaviours to calculate their social score and determine if they pose a threat to the Communist Party of China.

Citizens with low creditworthiness are publicly shamed as their names and faces appear on billboard size displays. However, the use of AI-based facial recognition systems to target minorities pushes this systematic repression one-step further. This is the world's first case of a government using AI to carry out what many human rights experts consider mass atrocity crimes.
Beyond its use by repressive regimes, AI can directly interfere with human rights in democratic and open societies. The infinite collection of personal data by AI systems for micro-ad targeting limits the rights of privacy. AI-enabled online content monitoring impedes freedom of expression and opinion, as access to and the sharing of information by users is controlled in opaque and inscrutable ways.

Vast AI-powered disinformation campaigns — from troll bots to deepfakes (altered video clips) — threaten societies' access to accurate information, can disrupt elections and erode social cohesion.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/ai-china-1.5140612
Social cohesion died a long time ago. 43% of Americans want a socialist system 57% of Democrats want it. 51% want capitalism. Socialism = tribalism.
I was not talking about politics, I was talking about technology.

I hope you don't think this tech will only be leveraged by one side of the political spectrum.

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Re: Surveillance of Interest

Post by Doc » Wed May 22, 2019 10:57 am

Milo wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Doc wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:22 am
Milo wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 am
Naturally the CBC feels that government is the solution but if it isn't, what is? Or maybe this is the way it is / will be, and we get used to it? I think there's little, if anything, we can do.
In the province of Xinjiang, where the majority of Turkic minorities reside, surveillance cameras equipped with face scans are omnipresent on street corners, mosques and schools. Commuters travelling between towns must go through security checkpoints where police, with the help of a mobile app, can access information ranging from their religious practices, political affiliation, use of social media platforms and even blood type. In this ecosystem of intense social monitoring, even legal routine behaviour, such as exiting through a backdoor, can be treated as suspect and serve as grounds for dubious arrests.
China's willingness to use AI to control its wider population and stamp out disorder is already well reflected in its nascent social credit system. Developed in concert by private entities and the state, AI-powered algorithms collect data on an individual's financial and social behaviours to calculate their social score and determine if they pose a threat to the Communist Party of China.

Citizens with low creditworthiness are publicly shamed as their names and faces appear on billboard size displays. However, the use of AI-based facial recognition systems to target minorities pushes this systematic repression one-step further. This is the world's first case of a government using AI to carry out what many human rights experts consider mass atrocity crimes.
Beyond its use by repressive regimes, AI can directly interfere with human rights in democratic and open societies. The infinite collection of personal data by AI systems for micro-ad targeting limits the rights of privacy. AI-enabled online content monitoring impedes freedom of expression and opinion, as access to and the sharing of information by users is controlled in opaque and inscrutable ways.

Vast AI-powered disinformation campaigns — from troll bots to deepfakes (altered video clips) — threaten societies' access to accurate information, can disrupt elections and erode social cohesion.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/ai-china-1.5140612
Social cohesion died a long time ago. 43% of Americans want a socialist system 57% of Democrats want it. 51% want capitalism. Socialism = tribalism.
I was not talking about politics, I was talking about technology.

I hope you don't think this tech will only be leveraged by one side of the political spectrum.
My point is that if you want socialism there has never been a better way to implement its control by current technology.
“"I fancied myself as some kind of god....It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” -- George Soros

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