Artificial intelligence will conduct a psychoanalysis of Russians on social networks

It is designed to help fight & nbsp; death groups, citizen involvement in & nbsp; terrorist activities and & nbsp; extremism, according to & nbsp; government. But, according to the & nbsp; opinion of lawyers, the use of such technology may contradict the current legislation on the & nbsp; protection of personal data.

“ b '' found on the & nbsp; government procurement portal that & nbsp; FSBI & nbsp; Institute for System Programming named after & nbsp; V. P. Ivannikov '' On November 23 & nbsp; announced a tender worth 36 & nbsp; million rubles. on & nbsp; conducting a study on & nbsp; the possibilities of using artificial intelligence for & nbsp; psychological diagnostics of a personality on & nbsp; social networks. The results of the competition will be announced on November 29 & nbsp; The contractor must complete the work by & nbsp; 1 & nbsp; September 2024. From the & nbsp; tender documentation it follows that & nbsp; for the & nbsp; research, the institute received a grant from the & nbsp; Analytical Center under the & nbsp; Government & nbsp; RF (AC), which is the general customer of the project. The size of the grant is not & nbsp; specified.

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In the & nbsp; tender documents, the customer notes that & nbsp; the spread of technologies that use digital traces for & nbsp; personality analysis, & nbsp; opens up ample opportunities for & nbsp; assessing a personality and & nbsp; predicting its & nbsp; behavior without & nbsp; carrying out psychological testing, requiring his free consent. & Nbsp; one of & nbsp; sources of these traces are social networks, “ accumulating extensive materials on interests, hobbies, user records, recording indicators of his behavioral activity. ''

For & nbsp; analysis of accounts in & nbsp; social networks, it is proposed to use artificial intelligence technologies. The program of the ISP RAS Research Center provides for & nbsp; including the creation of a trusted technology for diagnosing personality traits, & nbsp; & mdash; told Kommersant in the & nbsp; press service of & nbsp; AC.

They explained that & nbsp; it is planned to use it for & nbsp; assessment of the state of persons making key government or corporate decisions, and & nbsp; also & nbsp; also & nbsp; recognition of manipulative management of large social groups, assessment of the creative potential of workers and & nbsp; modeling their & nbsp; professional development. “ Such projects can help in the & nbsp; identification and & nbsp; timely response to & nbsp; incitement to ethnic hatred, the formation of death groups, recruitment or involvement of citizens in & nbsp; terrorist activities & nbsp;, & nbsp; & mdash; noted in & nbsp; AC.

Potentially, mass psychodiagnostics of Russians' profiles in & nbsp; social networks may contradict current legislation, says Moscow Digital School teacher Oleg Blinov: “ At the end of last year, amendments to the & nbsp; law on & nbsp; personal data were adopted, according to which data published by citizens can be used for & nbsp; any analysis only with & nbsp; their & nbsp; consent.

The proposed use of data violates the rights and interests of citizens to privacy, the expert said.

& nbsp; When we & nbsp; post photos on & nbsp; social networks, we & nbsp; expect that & nbsp; they will be interesting to our friends and & nbsp; acquaintances, & nbsp; & mdash; he explains. & mdash; However, it turns out that & nbsp; a certain FGBU will collect your data and & nbsp; assign you & ldquo; personality scores & rdquo;, carry out & ldquo; psychological diagnostics & rdquo;, the purposes of which are not clear. ''

Even if the person did not & nbsp; restrict access to information & nbsp; , published in & nbsp; social networks, it is protected by the law on & nbsp; personal data, a separate consent must be obtained for & nbsp; processing, which will contain the conditions and & nbsp; restrictions on the processing of information by third parties, emphasizes the director for & nbsp; legal initiatives of the Foundation for the Development of Internet Initiatives Alexander Orekhovich: & laquo ; Even more questions are raised by the prospect of a contractor processing data from & nbsp; social networks that a person does not & nbsp; make public. In this case, the expert notes, the contractor will also have to obtain from citizens a separate consent for & nbsp; analysis of this information.

Nikita Korolev