The Future Rulers?

May 20, 2020
About the author: Thorsten Jelinek, senior fellow,  Europe director, Taihe Institute.
Artificial intelligence has many advantages, but also significant and hard-to-calculate drawbacks for society. For totalitarian regimes, AI is the perfect tool for exercising power. In liberal democracies AI can fuel lack of trust in politicians and institutions and lead to greater polarisation and populism. Russian president Vladimir Putin underlined the strategic importance of artificial intelligence when he said, “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

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