Big Brother is watching

Affordable consumer technology has made surveillance cheap and commoditized AI software has made it automatic.

Those two trends merged this week, when drone manufacturer DJI partnered June 5 with Axon, the company that makes Taser weapons and police body cameras, to sell drones to local police departments around the United States. Now, not only do local police have access to drones, but footage from those flying cameras will be automatically analyzed by AI systems not disclosed to the public.

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4 Responses to Big Brother is watching

  1. Winston Smith says:

    I don’t know the specifics of this agreement but I am certain that DJI will have access to ALL data derived from it. That is the way they operate.
    Who is DJI? And arm, or at the very least a toady, of the Chinese government.

  2. Chet says:

    I don’t like it. The police thugs already have too much surveillance equipment they don’t run right.
    They don’t need to be spending taxpayer money on stuff that most lawdogs don’t understand.

  3. Jack Crabb says:

    Yeah, I don’t see this going well for the peaceable citizen that just wants to be left the hell alone.

  4. anonymous says:

    That stuff is weird man. Last month, we re-roofed our home and I had to look up some product information. Within the HOUR, I had ads from different sources linking onto on-line links. Just like that, some of the products weren’t even in my search.

    How the hell they do that ? Mothereffers have invisible drones, watching me over my shoulder ?

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