Yeah, and he must maintain good relationships with politicians. Musk wants to transform Twitter into a AI company enabling him to offer more ‘services’ before elections as we have seen in Turkey.
China has one surveillance camera for every 2 citizens
People are now being watched at work, on the streets, on public transportation, when they leave their homes and when they return.
These camera checks if people are wearing face mask, crossing the road before the green lights for pedestrians are turned on. If caught breaking rules, people lose their social credit points, are charged higher mortgage, extra taxes and slower internet speed. Not only that, public transport for them gets expensive as well, and the list goes on.
Let’s hope that democratic governance helps to strenghten this development with Brazil rejoining the Escazú Agreement.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took an important step to strengthen protection for environmental defenders across Brazil by sending the Escazú Agreement to Congress for approval on May 11. This historic treaty – the first of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean – would help shore up Brazil’s role on protecting the environment and its defenders.
Ich hab’ was bei den Netzpiloten gefunden, bei fczb, beim SWR, bei Thomas Felzmann (ein Blogger), bei Kuketz. Da gibt es noch mehr, scheint es. Das hätte ich gar nicht gedacht :-)
Bei sowas kann man immer auch Andi fragen, der weiss wirklich viel. 🙃
There’s also a brief article with additional information in the MIT Technology Review:
Hinton has long called out ethical questions around AI, especially its co-optation for military purposes. He has said that one reason he chose to spend much of his career in Canada is that it is easier to get research funding that does not have ties to the US Department of Defense.
For those interested: Report on Chinese police’s expanding globally (Sep 2022) contains:
Between April 2021 and July 2022, Chinese police “persuaded” 230,000 claimed fugitives to return to China “voluntarily” (while admitting not all the targets have committed any crimes)
Established Nine forbidden countries, where Chinese nationals are no longer allowed to live unless they have “good reason”
New tools for “persuasion” operations laid down on paper, including denying the target’s children in China the right to education, and other limitations on family members, punishing those without suspicion of any wrongdoing by “guilt by association” (similar to the North Korean practice)
It also includes government documents stating relatives in China that do not help police “persuade” targets should be investigated and punished by either police or the internal Party police the CCDI
The establishment of at least 54 police-run “overseas police service centers” across five continents, some of which are implicated in collaborating with Chinese police in carrying out policing operations on foreign soil
A new law adopted 2 September, going into effect 1 December, establishes full extraterritoriality over Chinese and foreigners globally for certain crimes (fraud, telecom fraud, online scams, etc.)
I don’t know him, but it’s a big loss for GOS and the community imo. All the best for him.