Arathi Sethumadhavan

Arathi Sethumadhavan is the head of user research for Ethics & Society at Microsoft, where her team brings the perspectives of a diverse set of stakeholders to help shape products. She is also a fellow at the World Economic Forum, where she is working on unlocking opportunities for positive impact with AI. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked on creating human-machine systems that enabled individuals to be effective in complex environments in aviation and healthcare. She has a Ph.D. in human factors psychology and an undergraduate degree in computer science.

Artificial intelligence is changing the surveillance landscape

Posted: Wed, June 30, 2021 - 12:46:38

The following is a review of recent publications on the issue of AI and surveillance and does not reflect Microsoft's opinion on the topic.The termsurveillanceis derived fromsur, which means from above, andveillance, which means to watch. Theoretical approaches to surveillance can be traced back to the 18th century with Bentham’s prison-panopticon. The panopticon premise involved a guard in a central…