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The political philosophy of data and AI

Zimmermann, Annette, Vredenburgh, Kate and Lazar, Seth (2022) The political philosophy of data and AI. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 52 (1). 1 - 5. ISSN 0045-5091

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Identification Number: 10.1017/can.2022.28


We are increasingly subject to the power of technological systems relying on big data and AI. These systems are reshaping the welfare state and the administration of criminal justice. They are used to police tax evasion, track down child abusers, and model the spread of the pandemic. And they are used to weaponize vast surveillance networks through facial recognition technology. But algorithmic power extends far beyond the state: we spend ever more time working, socialising, and consuming within digital platforms. Our experiences are governed by algorithms that are constantly monitoring and shaping our behaviour and our attention, automatically selecting what we do and do not see. These online experiences have offline consequences, among them an unprecedented challenge to democratic processes worldwide.

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Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: A General Works
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 13:15
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2024 02:45

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