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A proportion of property developers, shopping centres, museums, and conference centres are now using recognition tech in the UK. This is according to an investigation by the non-profit non-party British civil liberties and privacy campaigning group, Big Brother Watch.
recognition tech is on the rise
Is it ethical?
The increased use of surveillance technology evidently raises a number of questions regarding its potential for unethical use. Despite that the technology lends itself to exploitation, the UK appears to have accelerated its efforts to implement recognition. According to Big Brother Watch, private companies and the police have compromised the privacy of millions of people. As a result, Director of the organisation Silkie Carlo said that " recognition surveillance risks making privacy in Britain extinct." Considering the technology's potential for oppressive uses, Carlo suggests that the UK is now facing a privacy emergency. He added that the "collusion between police and private companies in building these surveillance nets around popular spaces is deeply disturbing." Carlo also stressed that it is therefore vital that parliament "urgently bans this authoritarian surveillance" from public spaces. If the government fails to do so, however, the personal freedom of those in the UK could be at risk.
How can you ensure that your AI adoption remains ethical? We spoke to CEO of Satalia, Daniel Hulme, in order to find out