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Are We Master or Machine? 

04.04/2018

The two AI leaders are the US and China. In the US, it's entirely driven by the private sector... Chinese players collect a lot of data driven by a government. Neither reflects our principles and values, says French President.


Most U.S. consumers, swept into the era of Big Data, in a prosperous nation where Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon have become the definition of Big Business, don’t readily dwell on the constitutional complexities of personal privacy. 

One of my friends on Facebook (yes, I use Facebook) posted a message last Thursday: “Why is anyone surprised that Facebook sells data about its users? That’s their entire business!”

My colleague Rick Merritt also penned an op-ed pointing out: “Traders may pound Facebook, stock and regulators may draw up rules for online privacy, but the Pandora's box of big data is forever open.”  

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