The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. However, if you are a regular reader of our blogs, you will know that by now. As an organisation, you should be preparing to deliver trust and transparency with your customers, if you are a data subject (citizen) you should be preparing to take back control of your personal data.
One of the greatest achievements in the modern digital age is the innovations of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
The potential of AI is something of great excitement to futurists, and transhumanist believers, who predict that AI could be billions of times smarter than humans, with the possibility of individuals needing to merge with computers to survive.
Current technology that is integrated with AI could include device wearables, such as, an Apple Watch which can monitor your physical activity and certain health attributes. These devices obviously have a private benefit to the individual consuming it. These devices create a wide array of data sets, which contribute to creating the internet of things.
Organisations can benefit from access to this data, to continue innovating technologies and solutions through AI or by using the data to produce sophisticated insights for both the consumer and organisation. When put to good use, the potential these technologies produce for society is exponential. However, when organisations take advantage and negatively exploit the wide array of personal data created by such technologies, we could see the current global crisis in trust deepen.