Biden Sets Aside Millions To Have Artificial Intelligence Police The Internet
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton likened the Biden administration’s funding of the artificial intelligence research to the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to "censor speech unapproved by the state." For the Biden administration, Fitton said, the research is a "project to make it easier for their leftist allies to censor speech."
The accuracy of the artificial intelligence system is questionable. It is unclear how reliable this system will be able to identify microaggressions, and whether it will be able to differentiate between offensive language and harmless banter. If the system is not accurate, there is a risk that it will block conversations that are not actually offensive.
Furthermore, this system could be used as a tool for censorship. If the system is used to suppress conversations or opinions that the government disagrees with, it could lead to a dangerous erosion of our right to free speech.
Finally, there are questions about who will have access to the data collected by the AI system. Will the data be open to the public, or will it be kept private? If it is kept private, how will it be used, and who will have control over it?
These are all serious concerns that must be addressed before this system is implemented. We cannot allow our government to infringe on our basic rights, and we must remain vigilant in protecting our freedom of speech.
A spokesman for the National Science Foundation, which issued the research grant, rebuffed criticism of the project, which he said "does not attempt to hamper free speech." The project, the spokesman said, creates "automated ways of identifying biases in speech" and addresses the biases of human content moderators.
Anyone who has been hit by the AI on social media can tell you that the system isn't just intrusive but it's heavily inaccurate. I know people who have been tossed into Facebook jail when they clearly did not violate the platform's standards.