While machine learning is introducing innovation and change to many sectors, it also is bringing trouble and worries to others. One of the most worrying aspects of emerging machine learning technologies is their invasiveness on user privacy.
From rooting out your intimate and embarrassing secrets to imitating you, machine learning is making it hard to not only hide your identity but also keep ownership of it and prevent from being attributed to you words you haven’t uttered and actions you haven’t taken.
Here are some of the technologies that might have been created with good-natured intent, but can also be used for evil deeds when put into the wrong hands. This is a reminder that while we further delve into the seemingly countless possibilities of this exciting new technology, we should keep our eyes open for the repercussions and unwanted side-effects.