Manipulation

Power & Democracy

Big Brother is watching you!

It’s a nice summer day, you wake up, and you’ve been talking to your friends for several days about going to the beach. You check your phone before driving to the beach and show your friends a funny video you found on YouTube; an advertisement immediately pops up showing you some product to entice you […]

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We are trapped by Social Media
Power & Democracy

Watch it! How algorithms control your life.

Have you ever clicked on a video on Youtube because it was among the recommended videos? Or started following an account on Twitter because it was in the list of ‘suggested follows’, then you have, unconsciously, let an algorithm guide your decision.   And you are not alone, millions of connections are made every day, […]

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Power & Democracy

The threat of AI to democracy and what we should do about it

New achievements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continue to present humanity with extraordinary challenges. AI is already influencing our democratic processes, and this influence will become even more significant in the future. Researchers in the field of AI are currently making amazing progress. But talking to researchers working in this field, we often […]

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