AI-enabled water gun

An artist working for a European Commission project called SHERPA, which investigates the way “smart information systems” impact human rights, has built an AI-enabled water gun:

‘Our artist has built a water gun with a face recognition on it so it will only squirt water at women or it can be changed to recognise a single individual or people of a certain age,’ said Prof. Stahl. ‘The idea is to get people to think about what this sort of technology can do.’

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The project is intended to highlight how biased or inaccurate AI systems can impact ordinary people. Does it think you’re between 30 and 50 years-old? Squirt.