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Stephen Downes

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This is an interesting question. Companies collect information about you, and you can demand to see what they've collected and correct it if the information is wrong. But what about what a company believes about you? For example, the data might be 'Stephen missed a payment on May 18', while the corresponding belief might be 'Stephen is a bad credit risk'. My rights with respect to the first seem to be different than my rights with respect to the second. And to the extent that these beliefs are increasing generated by AI, we are developing a new class of information - 'generated information' - what we might not even be allowed to see, much less correct. Image: ChatGPT 4, "a line drawing of an AI with 'opinions'".

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