The European Union is considering banning the use of artificial intelligence for a number of purposes, including mass surveillance and social credit scores.
Member states, for example, would be required to set up assessment boards to test and validate high-risk AI systems.
A ban on AI for “indiscriminate surveillance,” including systems that directly track individuals in physical environments or aggregate data from other sources.
A ban on AI systems that create social credit scores, which means judging someone’s trustworthiness based on social behavior or predicted personality traits.
Perhaps the most important section of the document is Article 4, which prohibits certain uses of AI, including mass surveillance and social credit scores.
On the other hand, says Leufer, the prohibition against AI for mass surveillance is “far too lenient.”
He adds that the prohibition on AI social credit systems based on “trustworthiness” is also defined too narrowly. »