Tech and Politics

Andreas Jungherr

Artificial intelligence and democracy

2022-05-10 26 min Season 1 Episode 6 Andreas Jungherr

Description & Show Notes

We encounter AIs daily, be it in the voice assistants in our homes and phones, through automation in our workplace, or as the drivers of policing or credit decisions. In this and the following episodes, we focus on the impact of AI on democracy.

AI is a largely invisible feature of our daily lives with clear consequences for us as citizens and consumers. Examining the workings and real-world consequences of actually existing artificial intelligence is important. To do so, we first start with a discussion of what artificial intellence is and is not.


00:00 - Introduction
00:21 - Artificial intelligence and democracy
04:52 - What is artificial intelligence?
12:46 - Narrow artificial intelligence versus artificial general intelligence
24:51 - Conclusion

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