Artificial Intelligence & data protection in Singapore

Artificial Intelligence & data protection in Singapore


POINT OF VIEW

..we or the general public must understand what the AI is being used for, and in some cases, the AI is even being used, which may not be apparent. AI should be fair and non-discriminatory as well, and it should be accessible. 

Warren B. Chik

Associate Professor of Law


In brief

  • Data has become the most important driver for modern economic development. AI has also become an integral tool for the management and processing of data.
  • The challenge is in the ethics of AI in data control such as to what extent it can and should be allowed independently manage information and how to maintain accuracy and balance government-industry needs against privacy concerns. 
  • The rise of AI has positively revolutionised the practice of law and our everyday lives. However, in certain situations, it must not be left to run alone.

Associate Professor Warren Chik from SMU’s School of Law takes a deeper look into consumers’ trust, organisational security, and government regulation as AI becomes an integral tool for the management and processing of data.

Data has emerged as the most important driver for modern economic development. New industries have arisen from the use of data with personal information as the core asset, while many traditional models of business are ‘disrupted’ or drastically transformed.  Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has also become an integral tool for the management and processing of data, including personal data, as it provides greater accuracy and capability.
 
How should the use of A.I. in data management be regulated and should it be treated any differently under the data protection regime?  What role can A.I. play in regulating the use of personal data and as a cybersecurity tool?  Is creating a form of propertisation of personal data and ‘data ownership’ useful?  These are just some of the lingering questions that regulators and organisations are currently grappling with.  Central to the issue is how A.I. can best serve and safeguard humanity’s interests.

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Warren Chik is Associate Professor of Law at SMU School of Law, and concurrently Deputy Director at SMU’s Centre for AI and Data Governance.  In this podcast, he shares his recent research into Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection in Singapore, which takes a deeper look into consumers’ trust, organisational security and government regulation.


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Warren B. Chik is an Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University. He is also Deputy Director of Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Governance. His research focuses on Data Protection Law, Information Technology and the Law, and Intellectual Property Law. He teaches Business Law, Entertainment Law, and Information Technology and the Law.