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July 5, 2018

With AI surveillance, how much is too much?

  • Concerns over the technology can shake even the largest tech firms.
  • By MATT O'BRIEN
    AP Technology Writer

    BOSTON — When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby's face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues did some soul-searching — and then turned down the money.

    “We're not interested in applications where you're spying on people,” said el Kaliouby, the CEO and co-founder of the Boston startup Affectiva. The company has trained its artificial intelligence systems to recognize if individuals are happy or sad, tired or angry, using a photographic repository of more than 6 million faces.


     
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