Category: AI Hub / Sector / Public safety

July 16, 2021

As the Use of AI Spreads, Congress Looks to Rein It In

The White House, lawmakers from both parties, and federal agencies are all working on bills or projects to constrain potential downsides of the tech.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
July 6, 2021

This AI Helps Police Track Social Media. Does It Go Too Far?

Law enforcement officials say the tool can help them combat misinformation. Civil liberties advocates say it can be used for mass surveillance.


by Sidney Fussell in AI Hub
July 3, 2021

A Global Smart-City Competition Highlights China’s Rise in AI

Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
June 18, 2021

Baltimore May Soon Ban Face Recognition for Everyone but Cops

The measure would make private use of the technology illegal, but would not apply to police. It awaits the mayor’s signature.