News JVTech An overtrained AI will ensure the security of the 2024 Olympics in Paris
Published on 01/25/2023 at 09:20
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The 2024 Paris Olympics are approaching and the stakes for the French capital are enormous, especially in terms of security. While the 2020s seem to be the decade of AI (just look at the buzz of generative AIs like ChatGPT), the government seems to have decided to rely on the latest innovations in this area to meet the challenges that pose the Olympic Games.
Laser drones, scanners and AI: the 2024 Paris Olympics will be high tech or not
This summer, we were already talking to you about a laser weapon capable of firing at a distance of 3 kilometers purchased by the Ministry of the Armed Forces. The HELMA-P, developed by a company from French Tech, will be responsible for long distance shooter all drones between 100 grams and 25 kilos. The idea is to protect the Parisian sky from espionage by drones and air attacks during the 2024 Olympics.
A text of law already passed by the National Assembly and currently being studied by the Senate plans to deploy a string of new technologies related to security by the start of the games. One of these new technologies is an AI capable of detecting risky crowd movements without going through ethically disturbing facial recognition.
One of the ideas behind this piece of legislation, which is highly likely to pass, is to establish a legal framework within which it will be possible to deploy AI to support law enforcement. From the street to public transport“the AI of the Olympic Games” could be used more or less everywhere, as soon as the State deems it necessary. The text speaks of “risks of terrorism” or “serious harm to the security of persons”.
But that’s still not all! In addition to AIs and lasers, the text provides, among other things, for the arrival of body scanners at the entrance to any place that can accommodate more than 300 people. These airport-style scanners will be there to make up for the shortage of security guards. Know your rights anyway: if you do not give your consent to go through a body scanner outside an airport, no one can prevent you from entering a place open to the public.
Artificial intelligence: the great revolution underway in France and around the world
The term “artificial intelligence” is a bit of a catch-all. Today, it covers a lot of very different realities. In a high-end 4K TV for example, there is an artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the source image in real time to improve its rendering on the screen, this is calledupscaling. In general, today we call AI any algorithm capable of efficiently performing a specific task. This shows how wide the field of possibilities is.
From AI that spots crowd movements to AIs that play chess to Tesla Autopilot or generative AIs like ChatGPT or MidJourney, there is a world. At any rate, regardless of the field of application, the progress in this area is increasingly dizzying.
Giants like Microsoft already see AI as the next big thing in the world of computing. Billions of dollars are raining down to fund research in this area. Without a doubt, robots will take an extremely important place in our daily lives much faster than we think. These new measures on the future French Olympic Games underline this assertion.
This emergence of artificial intelligence raises a lot of questions. Will human productivity at work explode or decrease to make way for robots? What moral values should be coded to the algorithms that are already beginning to manage our lives? What ecological impacts? What ethical impacts on privacy? For now, experts around the world are struggling to resolve these thorny dilemmas. To be continued.