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Russians want to conduct psychoanalysis on social networks using AI

Russians want to conduct psychoanalysis on social networks using AI

They want to use artificial intelligence (AI) to determine the psychological state of Russians. The algorithms will explore the social networks of the country's residents.

According to "Merchant”, A grant from the Analytical Center under the Government of Russia for such studies was received by the Institute for System Programming named after V.P. Ivannikova (ISP). As a result of this work, technologies for the psychodiagnostics of Russians should appear. This will prevent the emergence of death groups or the involvement of citizens in terrorist activities or extremism.

The cost of the contract, according to government procurement, is 36 million rubles. The results of the competition for choosing a contractor for the grantee will be announced today, and the project itself is calculated until September 1, 2024. At the same time, the amount of the grant from the government was not specified.

According to the terms of reference, during work it will be necessary to use technologies that track digital traces for personality analysis. One of these is social networks, namely the drives, interests of users.

At the same time, experts believe that such developments are contrary to the law on the protection of personal data. Even data analysis must be carried out with the consent of citizens, even if the person has not restricted access to his records, including in social networks.

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