Vaak’s website claims to “Analyze more than 100 person feature quantities such as face, clothes, movement direction, attribute and estimate behavior and purpose.” Basically, it tags you ‘guilty’ before you commit a crime.
“Hello. I’m from the government and I’m here to help you. What you say will probably be used against you.” This is an element of ‘predictive policing’, or pre-crime, which seeks to determine where a crime will occur in advance.
The U.S. Post Office is a loose cannon when it comes to spying on Americans: it answers to no-one and can perform warrantless collection of data on every single piece of mail. Furthermore, it can and will give any data to other federal agencies who request it.
When China said that it was ‘turning on’ its social credit scoring system, it poured on the coal. Already 17 million are banned from flying and 5.5 million cannot purchase high-speed train tickets. Offenders are shamed by exposing their data to the public.
Technology transfer between West and East goes back as far as the Bolshevik Revolution, as proven definitively by the late Professor Antony Sutton. This is just a continuation of this pattern of collusion.
All 17 Intel agencies in the U.S, including the FBI. are captive to Technocrats who are on a rampage for data. All data. Once a national DNA database is built, it will leak to corporate giants who are already lusting to get their hands on it. In the meantime, a police state and Scientific Dictatorship are forming right before our eyes.
Trump nominee for AG, William Barr, is no friend of the U.S. Constitution. His record on warrantless surveillance will encourage mass government surveillance of innocent American citizens, gutting the protections of the Fourth Amendment.
A principal inventor of AI, Bengio says “This is the 1984 Big Brother scenario”. Bengio and his fellow Technocrat scientists should have thought about this way before now, but it reflects their Pollyanna-ish view of humanity.
This article is correct to state: “But if human rights concerns aren’t enough to move U.S. policymakers, there’s another reason to act: Exporting surveillance equipment enables digital authoritarianism and hurts U.S. national interests.” However, TN readers know that Technocrats don’t care about U.S. national interests!
Although this is a lower court, it sets a precedent for privacy that is urgently overdue now that fingerprint and facial scanning are commonly used unlock tools on smart phones. Police will now have to secure warrants before searching a suspects phone.