Artificial Intelligence is now being used to hunt suspicious drivers on the road and report them to the police.
The tool is being used in parts of America and has already sent a driver to prison on drug trafficking charges.
The controversial AI tool is reportedly collating a database of drivers across New York State.
It’s already got a database of more than 1.6 billion license plates and is tracking them more closely than humans ever could.
One particular driver was already flagged by the AI, and reported to the police.
When he was stopped by officers, they found illegal drugs, guns, and cash inside, according to Forbes.
That driver later pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking charge in court.
The driver was reportedly flagged by the AI because of his pattern of driving.
He wasn’t speeding, running red lights, or doing anything overtly illegal.
So, had the AI not flagged his vehicle, it’s believed the police would have had no reason to stop him.
Unsurprisingly, the internet has opinions, and they’re not all positive.
“What even qualifies as driving as a criminal? It sounds logically sound at first but as you think about it more, there’s probably going to be a solid chunk of false hits,” one guy said.
“I like AI. I’m glad I lived to see it. But when you think about who gets the say on these sorts of things behind the scenes, it’s real dicey all of a sudden. We’ve been watching a paradigm shift in slow motion,” another said.
Others tried to lift the mood with hilarious but somewhat questionable jokes.
“This AI was found dead in a ditch with five 9mm shots to the back of the head, ruled a suicide,” they said.
“Second AI monitored the mysterious death of the first AI, second AI found dead under similar circumstances,” another said.
“The human vs machine war is in full swing. Only Keanu Reeves can save us now.”