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AI And Democracy: Does AI Require A Digital Decision-Making Consciousness?

posted on 2023-09-01, 15:26 authored by Gordon Bowen, Richard Bowen, Deidre Bowen
Artificial intelligence (AI) and democracy might be seen as incompatible. However, AI has the potential to improve voter decision making and thus improve democracy and spread the advantages and the potential social benefits. AI has extended reach, especially when linked to social media (Twiplomacy). Current AI algorithms are generative and are not truly capable of decision making in the sense that humans would consider. At the moment, AI is an aid and has the capability of speed but not always accuracy. This paper argues that AI needs to move from unidimensional decision making to multidimensional decision making. To achieve this ability will require digital AI, which requires developing consciousness to make ethical decisions. Policing of digital AI decision making will be mandatory because decisions have varied impacts and a global regulatory body will be necessary.



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