Authoritarian drifts in a time of a global pandemic

Janic Tremblay’s show evokes the possibility of an authoritarian slippage during the electronic traceability measures put in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In a brilliant clip, Yoshua Bengio demonstrates that there is a way to deploy decentralized artificial intelligence tools where each individual is called upon to report himself whether he is sick or not. Jean-Guy Rens ends the program by making the contrast between the commercial control of the individual by the GAFA and the health protection of the individual deployed in the democratic countries of Asia (South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore). Listen to the interview with Jean-Guy Rens by Janic Tremblay on Radio-Canada on April 5, 2020.