The AI black box

Two pieces of almost opposite news but both relating to artificial intelligence hit the newspapers on March 18. On the one hand, at the third annual summit on democracy held in Seoul, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a harsh denunciation of the use of artificial intelligence by some governments to monitor and misinform citizens, underlining Washington’s battle against the use of “spyware,” and defending efforts to establish guidelines for technology companies.