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AI has become difficult to discuss without referencing its role as a villain in science fiction.

Credit: Tavis Coburn

Mike Ananny walked his dog this morning. He did so with no expectation of privacy.

"I know that I was subject to a wide variety of cameras, whether it's Ring doorbells, cars driving along, or even city traffic cameras," he said. "I didn't choose to participate in this whole variety of video surveillance systems. I just took my dog for a walk."

Ananny understands that, wherever he goes, data about him is being collected, analyzed and monetized by artificial intelligence (AI).

From USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
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