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9. Politics and Technology

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Abstract

Digital technology embeds politics by shaping social outcomes. The upgrading of new computing communication technologies and methods of processing large amounts of data has led to the automation and robotization of innumerable processes involving production. Predictive policing systems present a specifically pointed example of how striving to remain neutral embeds and legitimizes existing political conditions. Moreover, the rapid development of artificial intelligence systems, autonomous digital algorithms, and robotic technologies have transformed the landscape and the specifics of socio-legal and socio-political life of society. AI is a technology with outstanding security and defense applications and so countries protect their citizens, their interests at home and abroad, and their own political stability in the face of possible malicious or fraudulent uses of AI which means that techno-nationalism is present and rapidly gaining more support establishing control mechanisms for policy-based market configuration. AI generates challenges for democratic responsiveness and accountability due to a novel technological dimension and in link with existing transparency and accountability drawbacks.

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Metadata
Title
Politics and Technology
Author
Georgios I. Zekos
Copyright Year
2022
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94736-1_9

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