Democracy

Human & Machine Power & Democracy

How can we avoid the AI apocalypse?

When it comes to artificial intelligence, there are many different viewpoints and interpretations of what AI is and what it entails. AI encompasses a wide spectrum of technologies. This has had a transformative effect on what we can do with computers today. AI is used widely in many sectors namely, Healthcare, Banking and Finance, Entertainment, […]

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Power & Democracy

Artificial Intelligence And The End Of Freedom

Introduction Our society has arrived at one of the most important points in human history. The point where it is estimated that supercomputers will soon surpass human capabilities in almost all areas. Also at this point, the amount of data we produce doubles every year. This means that the amount of data we used in […]

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Power & Democracy

Existence of Big four tech giants threatens Democracy

Democracy has been around since ancient Greek civilization, where it first appeared in Athens during the classical antiquity period. The main idea of democracy was to involve all members of state in the process of governing the society. Nowadays, elective representatives are more common in democratic societies, as countries are so huge that it is […]

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AI vs AI: the Risks of Deepfakes and the Need of Regulations

Imagine you are going about your day as usual and suddenly a friend sends you a very realistic video of you (with your full name present) in a pornographic film you did not take part in or gave consent to. How would you feel? Shocked, embarrassed, scared, angry, and in disbelief? There may not be […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

Your Data is your fingerprint – Protecting Data is a matter of Urgency!

“If you are doing something that you don’t want other people to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Said by Google ex-CEO Eric Schmidt. In his opinion, Google was merely a conduit and was not responsible for the invasion of people’s privacy. His attitude shows that he doesn’t seem to […]

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Power & Democracy

AI is being used to manipulate the public

Introduction Humans have always manipulated each other to a certain extent, whether they were aware or unaware of it in retrospect. Interestingly, people are convinced that they cannot be manipulated in any shape or form (Amer et. al. 2019). However, the past has proven that it is possible.  Artificial Intelligence, AI, has recently been introduced […]

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Surveillance in the age of AI
Power & Democracy

The ‘dystopian’ future: How facial-recognition AI cameras are turning public spaces into ‘open air prisons’

“Fundamental rights are unconditional. For the first time ever, we are calling for a moratorium on the deployment of facial recognition systems for law enforcement purposes, as the technology has proven to be ineffective and often leads to discriminatory results. We are clearly opposed to predictive policing based on the use of AI as well […]

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Power & Democracy

Today’s digital power concentration has irreversibly changed our relationship with Democracy

Introduction . As we move towards a global economy powered heavily by Artificial Intelligence, the prevailing consensus has shifted towards the idea that data, rather than oil, is now the world’s most valuable resource. This digital economy, however, is plagued by a natural tendency towards monopolisation. In the past, companies like AT&T and U.S. Steel […]

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Big Tech Giants
Power & Democracy

How social media defines our present democracy and how we must shape our future

In the past decade, we have seen our democracy radically altered. Social media has become completely ubiquitous in our political lives. We have seen both activists trying to improve their futures and bad actors trying to hijack the democratic system. All this has been facilitated by companies that do not seem to concern themselves with […]

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Power & Democracy

AI Driven Algorithms Are Polarizing Our Society; Here Is How We Stop It

All around the world we see democracies being challenged by the increase of polarization and the spread of disinformation on social media platforms. The fundamentals of the democracy that we live in are at danger and the pace of the development of AI is only increasing. Is it too late? Or are we still able to stop this?

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