Wake Up – Big Tech, Big Government, AI, Surveillance

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It is difficult to get honest insight into the prospects and perils of AI, and those closest to the growing AI industry have much to gain or lose by its development and the regulatory environments that will shape its future. For a look behind the curtain of self-interest check out the The Guardian interview with Meredith Whittaker who discusses the work environment at Google and other big tech firms, the performative warnings of the dangers of AI, and the threat of growing government surveillance of human communications. This is a needed wake-up call for those handling data at any level and for citizens more generally.

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