Apart from privacy, the Safe City Malta project raises a number of issues that must be addressed by the Maltese authorities: Who will be storing the data? What will be done with the data? Who will be monitoring the data?
The duty of the state is to ensure that wellbeing of people and the environment are always prioritised before the profits of a handful—and the AI industry should be no exception.
Understanding how the world of work is changing, and in whose interest, is the key political question of the future.
Data collected from users feeds algorithms that are shaping our perceptions about the world and the way we engage with the information by selecting what we can see, read and listen on the web, most of the time with a hidden agenda.
It’s politics, not technology, that is pushing us towards dystopia.