AI and facial recognition in 2020: where's the line?


In 2020, we will see US governments shift the conversation from who implements AI fastest to how we can implement most responsibly. While China is already using AI to measure students' brain waves with IoT sensors during class to help teachers provide more customizable content to achieve better retention and results, it's likely that the U.S. government will focus heavily in the coming year on privacy regulations to ensure AI use cases like this are fully vetted before being allowed. Federal regulations on privacy when it comes to the use of AI will take center stage in 2020. We've already seen the beginnings of this with two instances of the U.S. government taking action to prevent AI overstepping in states California and Massachusetts. This past May, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors banned the use of facial recognition technology by police and all other municipal agencies under the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance.