So I wanted to ask the AI for myself and this was the answer it spun off to the question. Please pay close attention to the content and consider the broader implications. I want to caution those who are about to read this: the content might be challenging to grasp fully. You may not fully understand everything I am attempting to convey here. These are general ideas and not intended to be exhaustive. The author’s response is in italics.
AI can play a significant role in monitoring future pandemics or government-imposed mandates in several ways:
Early Detection and Surveillance: AI-powered systems can analyze large datasets, including social media posts, news articles, and healthcare records, to detect early signs of potential pandemics. Natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning algorithms can identify unusual patterns of symptoms or disease outbreaks. This early warning system can help authorities respond more quickly to contain the spread of diseases.
In other words, it can monitor all your online activities, censor anyone, and exercise complete control over the narrative. It can dispatch authorities to your location and either have you tested or arrested, depending on their objectives. Control all media posts, information and guidelines.
Contact Tracing: AI can enhance contact tracing efforts by automating the process of identifying individuals who may have been exposed to a contagious disease. Mobile apps and wearable devices can use AI to track individuals’ movements and interactions, helping health officials identify potential hotspots and monitor compliance with quarantine or isolation orders.
When you enter a store and someone who later tests positive for an illness was also present, the AI system registers your presence at that location. This registration occurs through the AI tracking your smartphone or by monitoring the store’s surveillance cameras and security system, which employs facial recognition technology. The reason is that AI will maintain continuous monitoring through surveillance cameras, your smartphone, or potentially other devices, ensuring compliance with quarantine measures. Welcome to the nightmare on Elm street, you’re not leaving and no one is coming either.
Predictive Modeling: AI can create predictive models based on factors like population density, healthcare infrastructure, and travel patterns to anticipate the spread of diseases. These models can assist governments in making informed decisions about lockdowns, travel restrictions, and resource allocation.
This is essentially accomplished through the collection of large amounts of data and cross-referencing them. For example, if you’re a 20-year-old looking to deliver supplies to your grandmother, but she is considered high-risk, you might be classified as a risk to that community and may not be able to assist your grandmother.
Suppose you live in a specific neighborhood, and AI-driven monitoring of local outbreak cases reveals a sudden spike in infections in your area. As a result, local authorities might decide to implement stricter containment measures, such as lockdowns or curfews, specifically targeting your neighborhood. This decision would be based on the data collected and analyzed by AI, affecting your daily life and activities within your immediate community.
Vaccine Development: AI can accelerate vaccine development by analyzing genetic data and identifying potential vaccine candidates. Machine learning algorithms can also predict how the virus may mutate, helping researchers design more robust vaccines.
Sure. That one is bit scary.
Drug Discovery: AI can assist in identifying existing drugs or compounds that may be repurposed to treat new diseases. By analyzing vast databases of chemical compounds and their effects, AI can speed up the drug discovery process.
Are you willing to trust that process?
Compliance Monitoring: AI-powered surveillance systems, including drones and cameras, can help monitor compliance with government mandates, such as mask-wearing and social distancing. These systems can identify areas of non-compliance and enable more targeted enforcement efforts.
We’ve witnessed the government admit they used tracking data from cell phones to monitor the movements of citizens, that is a fact. AI could step that up to levels we’ve never seen with real time monitoring of your phone, accessing voice, video, movement, drones, etc. If you are outside your zone will you just get a compliance ticket sent to you from the AI compliance dept? How will that be enforced, will RoboCop show up? Add 15 minute cities or smart cities into this mix and what do you think will happen?
Healthcare Resource Allocation: AI can optimize the allocation of healthcare resources, such as ventilators and hospital beds, by predicting where and when they will be most needed based on infection rates and severity of cases.
Sounds great, right? However, AI has no experience with real life or the loss of a loved one. It makes decisions based solely on algorithms and won’t shed a tear when it is wrong, although you might. This might sound like a great idea, but it can go very sideways very quickly.
Public Health Messaging: AI chatbots and virtual assistants can provide up-to-date information to the public, answer common questions, and dispel misinformation. These tools can help ensure that accurate information reaches a broad audience.
AI will have complete control of the message, no one will be able to question it and if you do it will be censored quickly.
Data Analysis and Visualization: AI can help public health officials analyze and visualize complex data, making it easier to track the progression of a pandemic and make data-driven decisions.
Such as drones flying over your home and monitoring your body temperatures, no privacy concerns there, because they will change the law so they can do it. They could employ satellites and other methods as well.
Ethical Considerations: AI can also assist in ensuring that government responses to pandemics are ethically sound. Algorithms can help assess the fairness and equity of policies, ensuring that vulnerable populations are not disproportionately affected.
This one should make you feel all warm and fuzzy, as we saw in the last pandemic no ethical guidelines were followed and definitions were changed to suit their needs as the agenda was played out.
In summary, AI is positioned to assume a pivotal role in future pandemics, exercising substantial control and leaving individuals unaware of the impending developments. If you thought Karen was annoying in the last pandemic, just wait until you meet her big sister, AI.