You must have heard of everyone complaining about the lack
of data privacy and the information security challenges. Search engines, social
media platforms, gaming apps… you name it, they access your data, one way or
Aside from a handful of sites like Duck Duck Go, there
aren’t too many examples where your actions aren’t being tracked. Looks like
nothing you do is really secret.
Ask any expert about where Europe stands in the race to dominate Artificial Intelligence (AI) globally. Chances are, they’ll tell you the real competition is between China and the US; Europe isn’t even close to winning the bronze medal, as Kai-fu Lee said in an interview.
Lee isn’t alone. Many observers and experts, both inside Europe and beyond, believe Europe has missed the AI bus. There’s nothing to suggest Europe is a serious contender for the winner’s throne in AI.
absolutely no two opinions that whichever country or region masters Artificial
Intelligence (AI) will dominate business and pretty much everything else for a
long time to come.
absolutely why China has been working so hard on AI. China Artifical Intelligence
Plan is a
hot topic through and through. That, despite the fact that AI has the potential
to cause job losses (or rather, a radical shift in job profiles). And job losses is something that China as the
world’s most populous country can’t afford.
Every time you go online to use an app or a website, you’re sending out your own personal data—sometimes without even knowing it. As more people grow cautious about where they submit their data, services will offer ways for their users to “protect” their data.
Sundar Pichai, writing on Google blog, defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) this way: “AI is computer programming that learns and adapts.” He went on to further list out some amazing things one could do with AI, like sensors to predict wild fires, monitor cattle hygiene, diagnose diseases and more.
Further he listed out 7 principles that, according to
Pichai, will guide the work that Google will carry out in the field of AI.
These principles include sensitivity to people’s privacy and a commitment to
upholding standards of scientific excellence.
Even while we stand at the cusp of a revolution that’s likely unprecedented in human history, there’s an elephant in the room a lot of people are looking away from: ethical issues.
Like it or not, practically none of your data is really private anymore. Apparently, public is the new private.
It’s no secret that any data that you voluntarily share on the internet will no longer be private, whether you like it or not, whether you explicitly permit or not. Data privacy, at least data that’s online, is almost a misnomer.
But what about the data you haven’t expressly permitted anyone to share?
What do various business enterprises, data brokers and analytics agencies know about you?
It’s unlikely you haven’t noticed the Facebook 10 year challenge, if you’re on any social media platform. The apparently simple exercise requires you to post your 2 photos side by side, one from ten years back and the other your current photo.