TfL's AI Tube Station experiment is amazing and slightly terrifying: Mind the Orwellian Surveillance Apparatus

TfL's AI Tube Station experiment is amazing and slightly terrifying: Mind the Orwellian Surveillance Apparatus

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peak_dunning_krueger

And to be fair, this Orwellian oversight could be a good thing. Literally over the last few weeks, we’ve witnessed a huge manhunt for a guy suspected of being involved in a chemical attack. At the time of writing, he was last seen on the Victoria Line. So if this AI technology had already been rolled out across the Tube network, it could have conceivably been possible to find him before he had even left the station.

But what makes the tech powerful is also what makes it scary.

Really. Ya think. What gave it away.

You know what this feels like? It feels like this sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_4J4uor3JE

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They missed a trick on the opening sentence:

"If you want a vivid illustration of just how transformative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is, and how quickly it has already changed the world, imagine a foot stamping on a human face. Forever."

TheBananaKing

"some protected characteristics"

Which would be what, exactly?

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Which would be what, exactly?

Literally the next line on the image tells you what:

"This includes: disability, pregnancy/maternity for the purposes of the mobility assistance use case."