Archive for February, 2021

Dancing With Killer Robots

  • February 28, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

Lethal autonomous weapons are a type of robot that can independently search out and engage targets without meaningful human control. They are also called lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS), lethal autonomous robots (LAR) and autonomous weapons systems (AWS). The international…

An Affront to Privacy: Clearview AI in Canada

  • February 14, 2021
  • Heather Ferg

Clearview AI scraped billions of photos from the internet and turned them into a powerful facial recognition tool used by at least 30 Canadian law enforcement agencies. Earlier this month, Canadian privacy officials released a report of their investigation into…