Emerging from AI utopia

03 April 2020 Vol 368, Issue 6486


Emerging from AI utopia
Edward Santow, Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner.
A future driven by artificial intelligence (AI) is often depicted as one paved with improvements across every aspect of life—from health, to jobs, to how we connect. But cracks in this utopia are starting to appear, particularly as we glimpse how AI can also be used to surveil, discriminate, and cause other harms. What existing legal frameworks can protect us from the dark side of this brave new world of technology?