Artificial intelligence and data protection


As the entire world converges into a digital community, the advancement and implementation of artificial intelligence is well on its way to making considerable strides in increasing productivity and reliability in global market places and economies. But, as with any great advancement, there are drawbacks. The drawback being, the level to which vulnerable and sensitive information is protected. As AI applications progress, there is a principal need that the AI applications do not undermine the right to data protection.

According to Mr Kyle Hunking, emphasising on the prevention of bad outcomes, “AI doesn’t sleep, doesn’t eat, doesn’t get tired” therefore alluding to the fact that AI factors out human error, noticing algorithms humans are not trained to understand.

Throughout the inception stages of AI, predominantly from 2015, it has become vital that AI applications should pay attention to mitigating the probable risks of processing personal data. Ensuring that proper data protection procedures are in place when dealing with AI, would mean less vulnerability, especially when dealing with data subjects and the control rights over that data.

The progression of Kenya as a digital entity in a global market place is taking a fine form. This comes as deliberations are understood on the impact of AI and IOT in an increasingly technologically stimulated environment.

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