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Privacy is vital – even more so in the modern era of AI. But AI trained on personal data can be hacked. Even if the hacker doesn’t access the training data, there’s still a risk of leaking sensitive information from the models themselves. For example, it may be possible to reveal if someone’s data is …

There has been increasing interest in using health “big data” for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As such, it is important to understand which uses of health data are supported by the public and which are not. Previous studies have shown that members of the public see health data as an asset that should be used …

Detroit police wrongfully arrested Robert Julian-Borchak Williams in January 2020 for a shoplifting incident that had taken place two years earlier. Even though Williams had nothing to do with the incident, facial recognition technology used by Michigan State Police “matched” his face with a grainy image obtained from an in-store surveillance video showing another African …

U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly condemned the partnership, but what the National Defense Technology University of China wants from Microsoft isn’t the only concern. As my research shows, the advent …