Q: “As we get more and more advanced in having artificial intelligence, smart agents, and bots attached to our human bodies. Who actually owns the information and data of this in the work environment?”
Yesterday, a sort of light bulb moment happened with a stronger place to use Augmanity. Of course, I want to talk to people about it, but I know to keep my mouth shut. Usually it is a good sign when my own wife, who is a wonderful woman - has very little clue about what I am working on, or when I explain it, she feels it is a waste of time for reality.
When I ask for a construct for her to explain or defend her position of life, she usually walks off. I am not trying to be a pain, but when I ask, “why?” it isn’t like in America where people seem to all ask, “how are you today?” and if you actually answer the question, people really didn’t want to hear the answer – they were just saying things to say things.
As I digress, I had another moment of clarity of vision with a bigger idea. All of this time, I have been wondering of the positive or negative effects of advance AI of the future, yet, I think I stumbled on the answer to a part of the entire Augmanity systems that has baffled me for a while.
What it leads me to question, is “who owns the data? legally? ethically?"
As the work/live/social lives of the developed world become more blurred and in the developed area, more specialized. (This is my guess at this point) we will all have chips, implants, devises and other gizmos that allow for a plethora of data to come forth. I really only understand American law a bit, and so I push the question out to the EU and other areas of the globe – that question being.
If you are on the clock, or using company equipment – like say a phone, or a computer, or in the future some robotic device/implant/wearable that is one 24/7 – does the company legally have access to the data 24/7 because it owns the device? Does the data only apply for the actual time the person is considered “on the clock?”
Or as the case of some nation states, does collecting all the data fall under the parameter of perfectly legal if you simply store it for some day, then back into the data sometime in the future, as we will see with surveillance societies
I realize that in the future, the real group that will have power is the one that controls the data, or the ability to manipulate or distribute data.
As a single human being. I ask, “Do I really own my own data?” Or, like some genetic sequences in patent law that have been granted, “does someone own my data, even though I created it?”
Question for the lawyers as well as people looking at the issue from an ethical or social perspective. What does everyone think?