In his new book Artificial Intelligence and Democracy: Risks and Promises of AI-Mediated Citizen–Government Relations, Jérôme Duberry, Senior Research Fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and at the Centre for International Environmental Studies, examines the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the citizen-government relation and its implications for the quality of liberal democracy and the strength of civic capacity. His aim is to illustrate where and how AI is used in the context of citizen-government relations; to highlight the specific risks of using AI for citizen-government relations; and to call for a dedicated framework for assessing AI in these contexts. He assesses the promises and pitfalls of AI at various levels of the citizen-government relations, including citizen participation, civic technology and political communication. Employing empirical findings from in-depth case studies and interviews with 40 experts in the field, he stresses the burgeoning need for an innovative, human-centric management of AI in the citizen-government relation based on risk assessment that prioritises equality, freedom, human rights and popular sovereignty.
- Duberry Jérôme. Artificial Intelligence and Democracy: Risks and Promises of AI-Mediated Citizen–Government Relations. Edward Elgar Publishing, June 2022. http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788977319 (open access).
Banner picture: excerpt from the cover of Jérôme Duberry's book Artificial Intelligence and Democracy.