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Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide

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Why is this news? I bet it's intention is to cause stress and anxiety for all the conspiracy theorists around the world who are worried about "Big Brother"

Going to have to learn to accept this as a part of reality in today's world.

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All of a sudden, I see the benefit in wearing a niqab.

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All of a sudden, I see the benefit in wearing a niqab.

I laughed, but it was ironic, because your comment made me realize I do too.

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I laughed, but it was ironic, because your comment made me realize I do too.

Realistic looking masks that prevent the technology from recognizing you will be available soon if not already. Those will take off for more than niqab will. There are too many negative associations with niqab. That, and if you’re trying to hide, it’s a terrible idea unless you live in a Muslim country.

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Bugle Boy

I don’t think that above comment was meant for analytical dissection lol

It was suppossed to be a joke, and it was funny.

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Very scary and errie

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Yes, it was a joke. As a 190 pound six footer, I wouldn’t be especially convincing, thus attired.

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Very scary and eerie

Yeah. Sceerie.

. . . I wouldn’t be especially convincing . . .

Oh, you’d be absolutely LOVEly. :)

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I think these can be helpful for smart policing as long as not used for political purposes.

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Why is this news?

It's news because there is little in place to prevent governments from greatly abusing this technology. If you are not worried about Big Brother, you are not paying attention. Look at Hong Kong and China.

Realistic looking masks that prevent the technology from recognizing you will be available soon if not already.

Those will not help much. AI can identify people by their gait for example. Not to mention any electrical devices with chips you happen to be carrying around.

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Remder in the old dayz

If you felt you were being watched

And told yar shrink about it.....

Yar wake up in a mental health facility. ....?

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So we should expect a large uptick in easily applied prosthetics, not to mention plastic surgery.

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Those will not help much. AI can identify people by their gait for example. Not to mention any electrical devices with chips you happen to be carrying around.

I seriously doubt AI can read gait.

Electronic devices are another issue, of course

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I seriously doubt AI can read gait.

Google it - plenty of articles on it. It's already being used in China. Has been used by the CIA for much longer.

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@Yubaru

Going to have to learn to accept this as a part of reality in today's world.

It's funny how it has become all pervasive, like all those zombies walking around with their heads plugged into their phones without any prior discussion and consensus of whether this was where we all wanted to go.

The last one I take offence at is cameras on supermarket tills. Work out what that is all about or how it could be used against you.

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I think these can be helpful for smart policing as long as not used for political purposes.

A good example of how Propaganda works to convince people of almost anything, Bernays would be proud.

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