With U.S. Already Enforcing Pre-Crime Laws Everywhere, Researchers Now Warn that Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Be Used By Police to Further Same Goal

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Stanford Researchers Warn U.S. — Cops Already Using AI to Stop Crimes BEFORE They Happen:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/pre-crime-cops-ai/

(Claire Bernish) Pre-crime, a term coined by science fiction author Philip K. Dick and loosely described as the use of artificial intelligence to detect and stop crime before it happens, has become a terrifying reality — and will likely be business-as-usual for police in just 15 years.

“Cities have already begun to deploy AI technologies for public safety and security,” a team of academic researchers wrote in a new report titled Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. “By 2030, the typical North American city will rely heavily upon them. These include cameras for surveillance that can detect anomalies pointing to a possible crime, drones, and predictive policing applications.”

First in an ongoing series for the Stanford University-hosted One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI 100), the report is intended to spark debate on the benefits and detriments of AI’s growing presence in society — and, as in the area of law enforcement, the removal of the human factor won’t necessarily end well.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: No surprise, since we already have pre-crime laws all throughout the US.

Congress Authorizes Use of Drones Over American Skies

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses drones for surveillance along the border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses drones for surveillance along the border

Drones Over U.S. Get OK by Congress:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/7/coming-to-a-sky-near-you/

(Shaun WatermanWashington Times) Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace.

The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.

Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Under the Congress-approved “FAA Reauthorization Bill,” the FAA “projects that 30,000 drones could be in the nation’s skies by 2020,” because “the legislation would order the FAA, before the end of the year, to expedite the process through which it authorizes the use of drones by federal, state and local police and other agencies.”

Great! Domestic drone surveillance is EXACTLY what our brutal, over-militarized American police force needs! Now, we’ll all FINALLY be safe! ::whew!::