IIC Singapore - TRPC Forum: Privacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 8.30 - 10.30am
How to maximise the benefits of artificial intelligence without compromising privacy
Ever wonder if your in-home virtual assistant is listening to and recording your conversations; if smart CCTV is identifying you and tracking your movements around a city; or if the customer support person you’re speaking to via an instant messaging platform is really a person or actually an AI chatbot?
Today’s applications of AI (and, in particular, those that leverage machine learning) require data, as much of it as possible, to spot and analyse patterns and make predictions. Where more data is collected, the better it gets at making decisions. But often, much of the data being used to power AI is personal data. As the AI gets smarter, do we risk losing more of our privacy?
Policy-makers around the world are weighing up the privacy implications of AI, whether it is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or recent moves, led by Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission, to introduce an ethics-based framework for AI. The big question they all face is: how do we achieve a balance between maximising the benefits of AI without compromising privacy?
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