The growing use of artificial intelligence in health care should be driven by careful consideration of what is important to members of the public.
The use of artificial intelligence in health care is on the rise, and the concerns of the public need to be considered in developing policy that regulates its application.
Surveillance tools such as these are perfectly legal in Australia, despite privacy concerns. But safeguards should still be put into place.
They began as wartime technology, but now drones are changing the way we witness the world, especially when we can't see it for ourselves.
Facial recognition algorithms are usually tested using white faces, which results in the technology being unable to differentiate between racialized individuals.
Technology is not neutral, as facial recognition algorithms and predictive policing have shown us. Algorithms discriminate by design, reflecting and reinforcing pre-existing biases.
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If a new deal between Microsoft and ByteDance goes through, the Chinese company may withdraw ownership of its TikTok operations in not only the US – but also Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The federal government has used military-grade border patrol drones like this one to monitor protests in US cities.
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Avoiding drones' prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
Facial recognition algorithms will always make mistakes. But how can we make them less discriminatory?
Technology is raising a new wave of privacy concerns around contact tracing.
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Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.
Face surveillance makes it easier to oppress vulnerable populations and violate everyone's basic rights. It's time for a moratorium.
Users’ online activities can be reviewed by potential employers as a way to pre-screen job candidates.
Ethical hiring practices should include a full disclosure by the company of any social media searches in advance of hiring a job candidate.
Contact tracing apps are coming to Canada, but there are privacy concerns.
Police departments have suggested using contact tracing approaches to track protesters, raising concerns about data and privacy.
A patchwork of state and federal laws cover the surveillance of private conversation. But, in all cases, there is a "public interest" defence.
Body cameras are increasingly being worn by police forces, like the Vancouver Police Department, to record officer interactions.
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The use of body cameras by police forces raises questions about surveillance, privacy and regulation.
Police forces have a wide range of options for monitoring individuals and crowds.
Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.
A new approach to supporting victims of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
A robot dog called Spot patrols a Singapore park playing a recorded message telling people to observe physical distancing measures.
Smart city solutions have proved handy for curbing the contagion, but recent experience has also shown how much they rely on public trust. And that in turn depends on transparency and robust safeguards
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Temperature-scanning systems are not always accurate at detecting fever, and raise a host of privacy concerns.
An Italian police officer operates a surveillance drone in Turin, Italy, April 2020.
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Police are using drones to enforce rules and surveil and intimidate people.