Category: Legal Issues

AI lets you put words into the mouths of people talking in videos by adding, deleting or rearranging words from a transcript — but could the technology lead to more creepy deepfakes?

AI lets you put words into the mouths of people talking in videos by adding, deleting or rearranging words from a transcript — but could the technology lead to more creepy deepfakes?

Ian Randall | The Daily Mail | Source URL Actors who flub dialogue may become less of a bane to producers thanks to an AI that allows such to be edited just by retyping a transcript of their lines. The software works by combining existing clips with digital face models […]

Facial recognition technology ‘violates human rights and must end’, landmark court case hears

Facial recognition technology ‘violates human rights and must end’, landmark court case hears

Lizzie Dearden | The Independent | Source URL First legal challenge against UK police trials of facial recognition to set precedent Police are breaking human rights law with the use of controversial facial recognition software, a landmark court case has heard. Ed Bridges is bringing the first legal challenge on […]

A medical device company is surgically implanting an unapproved ‘pellet’ in prisoners as part of a ‘pilot program’ to treat addiction

Natalie Rahhal  | The Daily Mail | Source URL A Louisiana prisoner has been implanted with an unapproved ‘pellet’ to treat addiction.  The inmate is soon to be released from a Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) facility and is the first of 10 patients that California-based BioCorRx intends to place the […]

Senators Question DOJ’s Surveillance of Americans’ Cell Phone Location Records

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Brandi Vincent | NextGov | Source URL Lawmakers want the attorney general to explain how the collection of cellular location data has changed following a recent SCOTUS decision. A bipartisan group of senators questioned the Justice Department this week regarding how the government’s treatment of cellphone-generated location data in national […]

Trump signs ‘American AI Initiative’ executive order to prioritize federal funding for artificial intelligence research

Trump signs ‘American AI Initiative’ executive order to prioritize federal funding for artificial intelligence research

Xeni Jardin | Boing Boing | Source URL There aren’t many details in Trump’s “American A.I. Initiative,” but the point appears to be: send a message of technological dominance to China. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday intended to boost America’s global position in artificial intelligence. While nothing […]

Trump to create American AI Initiative with executive order

Trump to create American AI Initiative with executive order

cNet | Source URL President Donald Trump is directing federal agencies to focus on artificial intelligence (AI), multiple outlets have reported. The Trump administration is going to create the American AI Initiative with an executive order on Monday, according to the New York Times and Reuters. The order won’t include specific funding […]

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

EFF | Source URL Today the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when companies collect biometric data like fingerprints or face prints without informed opt-in consent, they can be sued. Users don’t need to prove an injury like identity fraud or physical harm—just losing control of one’s biometric privacy is […]