WARSAW, may 3. /TASS/. President of the European Council, former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk sees the danger in the spread depending on the Internet and the development of new technologies that are being developed by large corporations in China and the United States. About these threats, he said Friday, speaking on a lecture titled “Hope and responsibility. On the Constitution, Europe and free elections” at the University of Warsaw.

As said Tusk, in the last days he had a lot to communicate with representatives of China, and in the course of these interviews frequently discussed the topic of artificial intelligence. In particular, he mentioned the emergence of so-called social credit system of evaluation of individual citizens or organizations on various parameters, the calculation of which uses a special technology to analyze large volumes of data], “which involved the entire force of the Chinese state and which relies on a giant database”.

“This is not science fiction, cultural studies and not fear. This is happening today on our planet, in the largest country in the world, better prepared to in fact control not only behavior, but also dreams, desires, values each individual. It happens, that’s not fiction,” said Tusk.

“In the East is growing a huge Empire, which will be able to control all the steps of man. In the West spontaneously appeared uncontrolled this Empire,” — said Tusk. According to him, this Empire GAFA, whose name is an acronym of the first letters of the names of such major us companies as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.

“Internet addiction is as dangerous as an addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling,” warned Tusk. “Our children are increasingly dependent on the Internet and will be dependent even more in the future, he said, expressing concern about the whether they to protect.

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