EU Expert Group Favors Banning AI Mass Surveillance and AI Deception

The EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence released its Policy and Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy AI today. The 50-page document is a bit more prescriptive that their previous Ethics Guidelines, and suggests that governments “refrain from disproportionate and mass surveillance of individuals” and “introduce mandatory self-identification of AI systems.” (But see deceptive NYPD chatbots.)

A big chunk of the report also urges the EU to invest in education and subject matter expertise.

So far the discussion around AI mass surveillance has been relatively binary: do it or not. At some point I expect we will see proposals to do mass surveillance while maintaining individual privacy. The security benefits of mass surveillance are too attractive to forego.