Facebook wil met kunstmatige intelligentie privé-berichten analyseren om terrorisme te kunnen detecteren. Klinkt lovenswaardig, maar:
Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for AI was initially somewhat creepier than what he shared in his epic 6,000-word manifesto about the future of Facebook.
Het gaat daarbij om het volgende stuk:
The “long-term promise of AI,” he wrote, is that it can be used used to “identify risks that nobody would have flagged at all, including terrorists planning attacks using private channels.”
Waarbij het vetgedrukte deel is gewijzigd. Is dit een big-deal? Volgens Karissa Belle wel:
That Zuckerberg suggested AI could be used to monitor “private channels” in the same letter he used to praise WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption and the importance of protecting user privacy would seem to be at odds. There’s a distinction between using AI to distinguish between propaganda and news coverage and using it to monitor private communication which, if taken at face value, would be counter to the CEO’s stated desire in the letter to keep Facebook users safe without “compromising privacy.”