Barbara Prainsack interview: AI Facial Recognition scanning each person in crowd on the street, AI-generated

Digital technologies and democracy: challenges ahead

Interview with Professor Barbara Prainsack We cannot imagine a world without digital innovation and technology anymore. But what is its impact on our democracy, the corner stone of our civilisation? What challenges are we facing? The independent advisory body European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) recently published an Opinion on this ...

Participatory and direct democracy in the European Union

Participatory and direct democracy in the European Union

In recent years, the increasing citizens' distrust and disaffection towards representative institutions, coupled with the worrisome falling electoral turnout trend in many EU Member States, appear to signal a major crisis of the representation system as a whole.

EU-project COMPROP coordination the chancellor, University of Oxford

EU Project : COMPROP

COMPROP objectives are to advance a) rigorous social and computer science on bot use, b) critical theory on digital manipulation and political outcomes, c) our understanding of how social media propaganda impacts social movement organization and vitality. This project is aimed to innovate through i) “real-time” social and information science actively disseminated to journalists, researchers, ...

A scientist's opinion : Mark Dubrulle about AI and Democracy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Mark Dubrulle about AI and Democracy

Interview with Mark Dubrulle, president of the Club de Rome – EU Chapter. AI definitely is something we need, but I have doubts as to the capacity of present institutions to define a code that could be acceptable for everyone. In its draft report on AI, the European Parliament underlines that the development of AI ...

A scientist's opinion : Nicolas Spatola about AI and Democracy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nicolas Spatola about AI and Democracy

Several experiments have shown that AI could reproduce human cognitive bias such as sexism, racism and even become psychopathic.

Towards a democratically upgraded artificial intelligence

Towards a democratically upgraded Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence challenges democracies but democratic institutions, especially in the EU, are not mere bystanders and are in the process of supporting AI and providing a legal framing, through education and regulation.