U.N. Expert Calls for Moratorium on AI Development over Surveillance Concerns

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A United Nations expert has raised concerns over the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other high-risk technologies for surveillance purposes. The expert, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, called for a moratorium on AI development until adequate safeguards are in place to protect social rights activists and journalists. She warned that the justification of using security rhetoric can lead to the regular and intrusive use of surveillance technologies. Without oversight, countries and private actors can exploit AI-powered tech under the guise of preventing terrorism. Ní Aoláin emphasized the need for regulation, stating that the absence of such measures will result in increased human rights costs.