|Riprendiamo questo articolo di denuncia dell’Osservatorio “Algorithm Watch” sull’idea del Partito FdI di utilizzare Intelligenza Artificiale per “individuare” i giovani che al termine dell’obbligo scolastico non proseguono gli studi e non lavorano….Un’idea per il momento messa da parte, non è apparsa sul programma elettorale ma… una volta al governo potrebbe essere riesumata. Per le implicazioni gravi per le libertà personali che comporterebbe questo progetto se fosse realizzato rimandiamo alla lettura dell’articolo. Al fondo del testo originale in lingua inglese abbiamo postato una traduzione automatica in italiano. Per un uso professionale di questo testo va utilizzato il testo alla fonte. Ringraziamo Algorithm Watch per il prezioso lavoro che svolge.|
Italian neofascists considered building an authoritarian AI to solve unemployment. They are far from alone.
by Josephine Lulamae The neofascist party Brothers of Italy proposed to use Artificial Intelligence to assign young people mandatory jobs. The idea has a lot in common with “algorithmic solutions” to unemployment in other EU countries.
Back in April, the far-right Brothers of Italy party presented “Notes on a Conservative Program”. In a chapter on work, they called for an “artificial intelligence system” that “traces the list of young people who finish high school and university every year and connects them to companies in the sector.” This, the authors of the chapter wrote, would finally solve “youth unemployment,” as “the young person will no longer be able to choose whether to work or not, but [will be] bound to accept the job offer for himself (sic), for his family and for the country, under penalty of loss of all benefits with the application of a system of sanctions.”
The proposal did not make it to the final program that Brothers of Italy published prior to the election on 25 September, when they became Italy’s largest party with 26% of the vote.
Ironically, the neofascists most likely had intended to use Artificial Intelligence to “create a fog around them, around what they are and what they want, because they want to attract a more moderate right-wing electorate,” says sociologist Antonio Casilli. Guido Crosetto, the Brothers of Italy co-founder who edited the work chapter, is not considered knowledgeable on technology, though he once tweeted about being “in favor of introducing artificial intelligence to the Ministry of Justice”. Unlike in other countries, there is no noticeable overlap between the Italian tech scene and far-right parties like Lega Nord and Brothers of Italy. Continua a leggere “Con IA (l’intelligenza artificiale) non si scherza. Un’idea distopica per controllare i comportamenti dei giovani”