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Avoid Diluting Democracy by Algorithms

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It is important to take the concept of democracy more seriously in AI research by engaging with political philosophy.

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It is crucial that research on artificial intelligence (AI) and governance takes democracy as a concept seriously and avails itself of the rich and long history of democracy research from political philosophy.

Doing so means that the prospects of using AI to support and engender democratic decision making could become more than word play, while avoiding playing light and loose with a key component of modern liberal societies that is arguably already under pressure and is not in need of undermining from the AI community.

From Nature Machine Intelligence
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