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Compiles empirical data on AI surveillance use for 176 countries around the world. It does not distinguish between legitimate and unlawful uses of AI surveillance. Rather, the purpose of the research is to show how new surveillance capabilities are transforming the ability of governments to monitor and track individuals or systems. It specifically asks:
• Which countries are adopting AI surveillance technology?
• What specific types of AI surveillance are governments deploying?
• Which countries and companies are supplying this technology?
Produced by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The largest-ever repository of information on which law enforcement agencies in the United States are using what surveillance technologies. Built from more than 5,000 data points in 3,000 U.S. jurisdictions, the data is collected through crowdsourcing and data journalism. The aim is to generate a resource for journalists, academics, and, most importantly, members of the public to check what’s been purchased locally and how technologies are spreading across the country.
The focus is on the most pervasive technologies, including drones, body-worn cameras, face recognition, cell-site simulators, automated license plate readers, predictive policing, camera registries, and gunshot detection. A collaborative effort between the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism.
An open repository of over 8 years of web crawl data that can be accessed and analyzed by anyone. Common Crawl is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a copy of the internet to internet researchers, companies and individuals at no cost for the purpose of research and analysis.
The corpus contains raw web page data, metadata extracts and text extracts. Stored on Amazon Web Services’ Public Data Sets and on multiple academic cloud platforms across the world. Access to the Common Crawl corpus hosted by Amazon is free. You may use Amazon’s cloud platform to run analysis jobs directly against it or you can download parts or all of it.
Compiles data on the status of facial recognition technology in 194 countries to give a better idea of the current state of facial recognition surveillance around the world. Countries were assigned one of five statuses depending on how they have adopted facial recognition technology -- in use, approved for use (not implemented), considering technology, banned, or no evidence of use. Created by VPN provider Surfshark.
The IGC (International Growth Center) works closely with developing country governments on the specific economic challenges posed by the pandemic and will continue to produce research, blogs, videos, online events, and tools to aid policymakers and researchers with developing evidence-based responses to the social and economic facets of the crisis.
Data sets include COVID-19 Economic Impact Surveys, a joint initiative by the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) aiming to collect data on the economic impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries.