In it, she says the Interweb is broken because we're all going to FAMGA for everything we need, and that the fate of things as important as Artificial Intelligence (et al) are too important to place in the hands of these seemingly-invulnerable and definitely unaccountable corporations.
Where is our government in identifying, seeking to understand, registering and ultimately regulating the threat posed by runaway tech? In a best case scenario decades behind industry. Why is there not a mandated set of regulations for data conduct on the Internet? Why are well-regulated data infrastructure companies, where data transaction are contractually transparent, not the encouraged standard in our economy? Where are the assurances from our leaders that our data and what it says about us are OURS, protected under law, as our money is in the financial systems underpinning the banks and stock market?
(Don't say lost underneath arguments about Brexit)
From the piece:
"New technologies do not become widely used on their own. They need wider institutional rules to govern their conduct, particularly for data. The government can seize the chance to support a quintessentially British technology to create a global impact by starting with the impact on our own society. Society needs a better model for exchanging data, one that’s not merely consenting to let others hold and exchange it on their behalf."
So you know, happy Tuesday. Let's start a new storm in Westminster.
Yours in HAT,