European Union Group Seeks Ban Of Artificial Intelligence For Mass Surveillance

EU panel calls for ban of AI for mass surveillance

European Union Group Seeks Ban Of Artificial Intelligence For Mass Surveillance

By Nick Farrell

A group of policy experts assembled by the EU has recommended that it ban the use of AI for mass surveillance and mass “scoring of individuals”.

The report suggests that the EU should ban AI-enabled mass scoring and limit mass surveillance as some of its few concrete recommendations.

The fear of AI-enabled mass-scoring has developed mainly from reports about China’s nascent social credit system. This program is often presented as a dystopian tool that will give the Chinese government huge control over citizens’ behavior; allowing them to dole out punishments (like banning someone from travelling on a high-speed rail) in response to ideological infractions (like criticizing the Communist party on social media).