AI Can Help You Protect Your Personal Data
A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have used Artificial Intelligence to set up a web extension that will allow users to see what websites are doing with their data. This is a free program called Polisis and available on Chrome and Firefox. Website terms and conditions are long and internet users can have a hard time understanding what they mean if they try to read them. The AI is able to decipher a website’s protection policies using an AI developed algorithym and presents users with graphic info on how it could be used. Users are now able to tell what sites are able to collect and potentially sell their data.
Will internet users be more cautious of the sites they go to with this information available? Would you leave a site if you saw it was able to track, store and/or sell your data?