Imagine a hospital in rural Texas can have the same AI capabilities as a research hospital in New York City running cutting edge AI to help with the diagnosis while preserving patient privacy. This is the new world of collective learning. Collective learning is an application of deep learning algorithms
In the digital world, everything we do involves data. Digital trust and cyber security are crucial for digital business. Who controls our digital identity? The bits and bytes can serve our interests or be used against us. More than ever before, we have to trust computer systems. In terms of internet usage and social media penetration, Thailand is growing faster than nearly any other nation. How do its startups deal with personal data, privacy settings and cyber security? Our digital data can help or harm us.
Coronavirus contact-tracing apps harm privacy. Regardless of whether they protect the data they collect, they require users to walk around with their smartphones on all the time, which is a privacy risk in itself. More disturbingly, they normalise the idea of our behaviour and actions being directly managed end masse by apps. Both set dangerous precedents for individual privacy and liberty, far in excess of any risk that our health data might be leaked.
“In Jewish law, privacy is not simply a matter of personal preference. It is rather a formal legal category, such that peering into another’s private space is considered an act of damage.” Recently, I opened my phone and was surprised to discover a message from my 20-year-old son with a