EU announces first draft rule on AI–criticism that surveillance society cannot be prevented

The European Union (EU) has finally announced a draft rule on artificial intelligence (AI). This is the world’s first attempt to alleviate concerns that AI technology may bring about a dystopian society drawn by writer George Orwell. EU regulations have been developed with the advice of experts over the years, and several drafts have been leaked and numerous petition and open letters have been received from activist groups.

Provided by: Getty Images / iStockphoto The EU’s European Commission has published a new legal framework that applies to both the public and private sectors for any AI system that will be introduced within the EU or that will affect EU citizens. It does not matter whether the technology used in the AI ​​system is imported or developed by EU member states. At the heart of this framework is a hierarchical structure of four risk levels. The top layer is the use of AI, which the European Commission describes as an “unacceptable risk,” that violates basic human rights and is subject to bans. This includes automated systems that manipulate human behavior to allow users to take actions that could harm themselves, and systems that allow governments to socially score the public. But the biggest focus is on the controversial issue of facial recognition. Face recognition technology has been highly controversial for several years, saying it could enable a surveillance society. The European Commission is proposing a ban on facial recognition, the use of a wider range of ecological recognition systems in public, in real time, and by law enforcement agencies. However, there are some exceptions. Law enforcement agencies use technology such as live facial recognition to search for victims of crime (such as missing children), prevent terrorist attacks, and detect criminal offenders on a case-by-case basis. Can be done. As such, the rule criticizes the proposal for being too narrow and too loophole, beyond the total ban required by many activist groups for the use of facial recognition for mass surveillance. Is already rising.”This proposal has not yet banned a biometric surveillance society,” said the European Digital Rights (EDRi) human rights group.Tweetdid.