EU Funding Artificial Intelligence Plan to Monitor Public for “Abnormal Behavior”

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The European Union is spending millions of pounds developing “Orwellian” technologies designed to scour the internet and CCTV images for “abnormal behaviour”.

    A five-year research programme, called Project Indect, aims to develop computer programmes which act as “agents” to monitor and process information from web sites, discussion forums, file servers, peer-to-peer networks and even individual computers.

    Its main objectives include the “automatic detection of threats and abnormal behaviour or violence”.

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    What constitutes "abnormal behavior?" Praying before a meal in a public restaurant? Homeschool? Owning a gun? Going to church more than once a month?

    I guess abnormal behavior depends on who defines it.
     
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    The OP links is rather ambiguous. A comprehensive search on the project reveals its intent to look for not only violent criminal actions, but terrorist-type activities and communications. In other words, no, it has nothing to do with prayer or home schooling.

    That said, I generally oppose such projects. I understand that anything out on the internet is public, but there shoudl still be a reasonal level of expected privacy at a certain point.
     

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