Imagine police knocking on your door because you posted a ‘troubling comment’ on a social media website.
Imagine a judge forcing you to be jailed, sorry I meant hospitalized, because a computer program found your comment(s) ‘troubling’.
You can stop imagining, this is really happening.
A recent TechCrunch article, warns that Facebook’s “Proactive Detection” artificial intelligence (A.I.) will use pattern recognition to contact first responders. The A.I. will contact first responders, if they deem a person’s comment[s] to have troubling suicidal thoughts.
The National Motorists Association (NMA) last week warned the US Supreme Court about the potential for court precedent to undermine the rights of passengers using ride-sharing services. The motorist rights group filed a friend of the court brief on an appeal scheduled to be heard on January 9. The Third Circuit US Court of Appeals had previously ruled that someone driving a rental car with permission can be subjected to a warrantless search simply because his name is not on the rental agreement.
“Because the Third Circuit’s rule guarantees that a significant number of drivers of rental cars will be without Fourth Amendment protection, that rule creates ‘sitting ducks’ for potentially abusive law enforcement activity,” NMA attorney Aaron M. Panner wrote.”