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Someone created a list of the recent times people used AI in evil ways. Remember the people who deployed this technology are to blame not the algorithms.

github.com/daviddao/awful-ai

But yes we should ban all public and commercial uses of facial recognition technology.

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@zzz
No. You can make it illegal. That's not abandoning it.
Companies an govs will use it anyway.

@wauz

Large companies are risk-averse. Making something illegal keeps precisely the kind of entities I don't want using it away from it.

@zzz @wauz I'm not happy about making all facial recognition software illegal because it has legitimate uses, mostly in robotics - I want my robot dog to recognize me and my car to notice when I am falling asleep on the wheel.

Don't make hammers illegal, make them illegal to use them on someone's head.

@polychrome @wauz

Facial recognition technology isn't required for the car setting. I don't discount that facial recognition technology can have positive uses but negative uses far outnumber the positive ones so I'm ok with the conversation starting at banning outright with exemptions.

@zzz
But: facial recognition is used in cars. If you do it this week, you can watch last Monday's issue of German TV program WISO magazine. They covered right that.
@polychrome

@wauz @zzz I'd totally use facial recognition as replacement for having to input a code or use a key, if my face data doesn't get uploaded to a remote server.

@polychrome @wauz

Your face data will be uploaded to a server. Security vulnerabilities mean the face data can be stolen. It already can't be used as auth as you can't get a new face! People already now scrape the web for faces. That's how Clearview.ai got their database that they now let the police access for a small fee.

@polychrome
Any data, once collected, get abused.
To abandone abuse, you must prohibit the opportunity of data collection.
@zzz

@zzz
No. At least very large companies can do what they want and do it.
Take a look at VW. They only got in trouble in US because they aren't really big there.

@wauz

If the regulations didn't work, companies wouldn't fight so hard to get them removed. Lax enforcement is also not a justification.

@zzz the "racist chat bot" entry doesn't belong there - Tay wasn't designed to be racist, she started mostly blank and learned how to talk from Twitter users.

All she did was exhibit the racist side of Twitter by reflecting it as a mirror.

@polychrome

The CV screener wasn't designed to sexist. The app that tagged blk people as gorillas wasn't designed to do that. These are common enough failures that the designers are culpable for not having tested against them before deployment.

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