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UK Prime Minister Theresa May Attacks Encrypted Messaging, Seeks Safe and Ethical AI

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-01-25 15:37:55
Digital Liberty

Prime Minister Theresa May has not abandoned her usual crusades []:

On a break from Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May takes her crusade against technology giants to Davos.

"No-one wants to be known as 'the terrorists' platform' or the first choice app for pedophiles," May is expected to say according to excerpts released by her office ahead of her speech [] Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "Technology companies still need to go further in stepping up their responsibilities for dealing with harmful and illegal online activity."

Don't forget the slave traders [].

Luckily, May has a solution... Big AI:

After two years of repeatedly bashing [] social media companies, May will say that successfully harnessing the capabilities of AI -- and responding to public concerns about AI's impact on future generations -- is "one of the greatest tests of leadership for our time."

May will unveil a new government-funded Center for Data Ethics and Innovation that will provide companies and policymakers guidance on the ethical use of artificial intelligence.

Also at BBC [], TechCrunch [], and The Inquirer [].

Related: UK Prime Minister Repeats Calls to Limit Encryption, End Internet "Safe Spaces" []
WhatsApp Refused to add a Backdoor for the UK Government []

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