What the Surveillance-Exploitation Complex Does

AI has the potential to revolutionise societies, however there is a real risk that the use of new tools by states or corporations will have a negative impact on human rights.
Democratic engagement is increasingly mediated by digital technology, from campaigning to election results transmission. These technologies rely on collecting, storing, and analysing personal information to operate. They raise novel issues and challenges for all electoral stakeholders on how to
Automated decision-making, about people, from people's data, will shape their lives -- what they have access to, what they can do, and what they may become.
The mandatory registration and identification of all mobile phone users purchasing a pre-paid SIM card.
Cities full of sensors that monitor peoples' activities, generating intelligence for use by companies and governments.
The data generated through peoples' use of social media becomes valuable intelligence to others, who want to monitor, profile, and manipulate.
There are few places in the world where an individual is as vulnerable as at the border of a foreign country.