Taming the Orwellian Surveillance State

Police around the world are rapidly deploying increasingly advanced technologies such as drones, facial recognition and electrical weapons. Each has the potential to be abused, violate privacy, or extend the reach and control of government in scary ways. However, these technologies also have the potential to save lives, make communities safer, and ensure justice is less biased and discriminatory. Governments are confronted with issues around protecting data, access to information, and unethical uses of technology. Join members from the first AI & Policing Technology Ethics Board to hear about how government agencies and companies can responsibly develop new technologies to maximize the public good and create safer communities while reducing the risks to our privacy and personal freedoms.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner