Should AI Be Used to Catch Shoplifters?

Tokyo-based startup, Vaak, has developed and released an AI software that uses facial and behavioural analysis to predict shoplifting.


Some moral questions are identified in this article:


- Whether the shop has the legal or moral right to perform police-like functions;


- Whether the system will repeat the mistakes of other facial-analysis systems by discriminating along gender or racial lines;


- Issues of consent, especially since people need to use shops, this might mean any consent fails to be meaningful; and


- Rights over the personal data generated and concerns over how that data is used, stored, or shared.


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