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AI Makes Personal Privacy a Matter of National Strategy

Rebecca Keller
Senior Science and Technology Analyst, Stratfor
May 3, 2018 | 14:00 GMT
The latest social media scandals have generated a backlash in the United States among internet users who want greater control over their personal data. But AI runs on data. AI algorithms use robust sets of data to learn, honing their pattern recognition and prediction abilities. And much of that data comes from individuals.

The latest social media scandals have generated a backlash in the United States among internet users who want greater control over their personal data. But AI runs on data. AI algorithms use robust sets of data to learn, honing their pattern recognition and prediction abilities. And much of that data comes from individuals.

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While new regulations and changes in social behavior may help to protect personal data online, they will also handicap the United States in the next leg of the technology race with China. ...

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