Artificial intelligence has been weaponized in China. That should be a wake-up call for the world


Publication Title
CBC News
Publication/Creation Date
May 21 2019
Creators/Contributors
Kyle Matthews (creator)
Alexandrine Royer (creator)
George Soros (contributor)
Human Rights Watch (contributor)
The New York Times (contributor)
Microsoft Research Asia (contributor)
National University Of Defense Technology (contributor)
United Nations (contributor)
David Kaye (contributor)
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At this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, the philanthropist George Soros caught everyone's attention when he warned that the Chinese government's use of artificial intelligence (AI) presents an "unprecedented danger" to its citizens and to all open societies.

His reading of the situation was prophetic. Last month, The New York Times confirmed Soros' fears when the newspaper revealed that the Chinese government is using AI-powered facial recognition systems to monitor and target members of the Uighurs, a persecuted Muslim minority in China. Human Rights Watch, in its recently released report titled "China's Algorithms of Oppression," provide additional evidence of Beijing's use of new technologies to curtail the rights and liberties of the Uighurs.

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Marketing Keywords
World Economic Forum, Microsoft
Source
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/ai-china-1.5140612

Date archived
May 22 2019
Last edited
May 22 2019
How to cite this entry
Kyle Matthews, Alexandrine Royer. (May 21 2019). "Artificial intelligence has been weaponized in China. That should be a wake-up call for the world". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3896