How Can AI Amplify Civic Freedoms?
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 18, 2018
The future of democracy is entangled with artificial intelligence (AI). ICNL legal advisors, Zach Lampell and Lily Liu, wrote a piece for OpenGlobalRights examining how AI can be used to strengthen civic space. How international, national, and individual actors interact with the development of AI technology and policy will influence how it restricts or amplifies civic freedom. We hear the promise of “AI for Good,” but presently AI is more likely being used to undermine civic freedom by restricting the freedom of expression, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom of association.