Peter Cochrane: Governments may try to lock down the internet and AI, but freedom will always out

clock • 4 min read

Endless moral scares may justify ever-more controls on the internet and AI, warns Professor Peter Cochrane, but won't achieve their supposed aim

It all seemed to start with the prospect of TV rotting the brains of our children. Then, cable TV doing the same to adults. After that, computer games apparently turned us all into unthinking autom...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Reddit versus OpenAI bodes well for content owners

Artificial Intelligence

Owners are driven to act when scraping hits their bottom line

clock 28 May 2024 • 3 min read
'Levelling up cybersecurity is a team effort,' says Jacob DePriest of GitHub

Open Source

But security starts with developers, and AI isn’t going to replace them

clock 09 May 2024 • 5 min read
Bots now account for half of all web activity

Threats and Risks

Nearly half of internet traffic is now automated, with malicious bots on the rise

clock 07 May 2024 • 3 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Big Data and Analytics

Blenheim Estate: How tech is protecting 'the finest view in England'

Blenheim Estate: How tech is protecting 'the finest view in England'

Data analysis and a sprawling sensor network are saving money and boosting biodiversity

Tom Allen
clock 12 June 2024 • 5 min read
Belfast to spearhead UK's digital revolution with £37m Digital Twin Centre

Belfast to spearhead UK's digital revolution with £37m Digital Twin Centre

Aim is to foster innovation across engineering sectors

clock 02 May 2024 • 2 min read
Even CERN has to queue for GPUs. Here's how they optimise what they have

Even CERN has to queue for GPUs. Here's how they optimise what they have

'There's a tendency to say that all ML workloads need a GPU, but for inference you probably don't need them'

John Leonard
clock 17 April 2024 • 4 min read