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Now, Article time: Google is set to limit election queries on its AI products, and Rite Aid is settling with the FTC over facial recognition technology. 😬
First up: Advocates are pushing to bring the Civil Rights Act into the AI age. A major civil rights group plans to call for expanded assessments of AI tools and new protections against the discriminatory use of the technology. Prominent civil rights group leader Damon Hewitt says their sweeping Online Civil Rights Act would bring the spirit of decades-old anti-discrimination laws — such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act — into the modern day and address the gaps that new AI tools are exposing. Sounds like a big move. To read further, head over to the Washington Post.
Speaking of the Washington Post, Rite Aid just settled with the FTC over facial recognition technology. The FTC claimed that Rite Aid activated face-scanning technology that attempted to identify people captured by surveillance cameras between 2012 and 2020. The company didn’t have solid safeguards in place and the technology had error-prone behaviors that sometimes led to unnecessary harassment and embarrassment. Tough break.
Alright, now some other interesting headlines from around the world: Pakistan’s former leader Imran Khan uses AI to campaign from behind bars, creators and porn stars turn to AI doppelgangers to entertain fans, and OpenAI plays catch-up with Anthropic on calculating catastrophic AI risks. Go on and check it out!