1) AI has the potential to be used to gather our personal data and to use it in nefarious ways, without our permission or awareness. New legislation is needed to prevent this from happening.
PRIVACY COMMISSIONER SHARES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REGULATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
“AI systems can use such insights [analyzing and predicting aspects of behaviour and interests] to make automated decisions about people, including whether they get a job offer, qualify for a loan, pay a higher insurance premium, or are suspected of unlawful behaviour,” the report noted. “Such decisions have a real impact on lives, and raise concerns about how they are reached, as well as issues of fairness, accuracy, bias, and discrimination.”
The legislation that OPC is calling for suggests amendments to PIPEDA that are meant to uphold individuals’ right to privacy. One of the recommendations includes requiring organizations to design AI systems from their conception “in a way that protects privacy and human rights.”“
Privacy commissioner shares recommendations for regulating artificial intelligence
2) Federal funding is available for Universal Broadband, which could (should) allow communities to have fiber optic cable networks. Application information is here, plus webinars that are being offered that might provide more.
“Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has always been committed to ensuring that its rural broadband programs are open to all applicants who can demonstrate that they can deliver viable projects. Building on the efforts of previous programs, the Universal Broadband Fund will dedicate resources to help applicants develop projects, use our maps, build partnerships, point potential applicants towards potential sources of funding, and navigate the application process.”
At this link, there is also information about the low earth orbit 5G satellites for which the government has set aside $600 million.
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Capacity Agreement
“Given Canada’s large and varied geography, the Government recognizes that advanced satellite technologies will play an important role in addressing connectivity needs in the hardest to reach rural and remote areas.
Budget 2019 included a commitment to secure advanced LEO satellite capacity to help bring reliable high-speed Internet access to even the most challenging rural and remote homes and communities in Canada. This will be used in satellite dependent communities and those without access to fibre in rural and remote areas. Securing broadband capacity on Telesat LEO constellation will position Canada to leverage a private sector led opportunity to reach rural and remote Canadians with broadband coverage, thereby helping to achieve the broadband objectives established in Budget 2019.”
3) In the Nov. 3 update [2) – https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/2020-11-03-warning-of-exponential-increase-rf/], I shared the Consensus Document announced in this press release. At that time, 3500 experts had signed it. Rather than the long document, this would be good to send to politicians, local newspapers, etc. Sadly, few Canadian doctors have signed. Please consider sharing this with yours, asking him/her to consider signing.
2020 Consensus Statement of UK and International Medical and Scientific Experts and Practitioners on Health Effects of Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR)
““In my lifetime our exposure to radiofrequency radiation has increased by up to a billion billion times. There is no excuse any more for pretending this is not harmful – to us and to all life on the planet. Radiofrequency radiation is the new tobacco. Anybody sincerely reading the science should be deeply, deeply concerned.” Dr. Damien Downing – President of The British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM).”
Click to access Press-Release-2020-Non-Ionising-Radiation-Consensus-Statement-1.pdf
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable, and just world.” Antonio Guterres