The think tank commissioned a study that aims to create a “trusted technology for diagnosing personality traits.” They want to use it to evaluate individuals who make key government or corporate decisions.
The authorities decided to use artificial intelligence for the psychological diagnosis of a person according to social networks. Tender for research in this area worth 36 million rubles. announced the Institute for System Programming. V.P. Ivannikov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISP RAS), follows from the data on the public procurement portal. Kommersant drew attention to the document.
The general customer of the project is the Analytical Center under the Government (AC). As follows from the tender documentation, the results of the competition will be summed up on Monday, November 29, and the contractor must complete the work by September 2024.
The documents say that the use of digital footprints (data that the user leaves during any actions on the Internet) gives “extensive opportunities for assessing the individual and predicting his behavior” without conducting psychological testing, which requires voluntary consent. The customer attributed social networks to one of the sources of such traces.
According to the customer, predicting behavior is interesting from a commercial or political point of view, especially if a person can make key decisions, develop a valuable product, create a creative work, or become the author of a fundamental discovery.
The press service of the Analytical Center told the newspaper that the initiative provides for the creation of a “trusted technology for diagnosing personality traits”, they plan to use it to assess the condition of persons who make key government or corporate decisions. They also want to use the program to “recognize the manipulative control of large social groups, assess the creative potential of employees and model their professional development.”
The center believes that the technology will help fight death groups, the involvement of citizens in terrorist activities and inciting ethnic hatred.