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Awful AI | a curated list to track current scary usages of AI

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Uploaded by RRI Tools on 13 October 2020

David Dao, a Ph.D. student at ETH Zurich building AI and Data Systems for Sustainable Development

Awful AI is a curated list to track current scary usages of AI - hoping to raise awareness to its misuses in society

Artificial intelligence in its current state is unfair, easily susceptible to attacks and notoriously difficult to control. Often, AI systems and predictions amplify existing systematic biases even when the data is balanced. Nevertheless, more and more concerning the uses of AI technology are appearing in the wild. This list aims to track all of them. We hope that Awful AI can be a platform to spur discussion for the development of possible preventive technology (to fight back!).

The list is structured into the following sections:

  1. Discrimination
  2. Influencing, disinformation, and fakes
  3. Surveillance
  4. Social credit systems
  5. Misleading platforms, and scams
  6. Autonomous weapon systems and military
  7. Awful research

The repository is work in progress and open to new additions. If you have any awful AI applications and suggestions feel free to reach out the author

 

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