Claes De Vreese

AI and democracy: Democracy on steroids?

Department of Political Science and Public Management
External Chair of Business and Social Science

Claes De Vreese
12/05 2021
12:15-13:15, Zoom

Automated decisions and AI systems are becoming part of the democratic process. What challenges do digitalization and AI pose for democratic processes? In this DIAS talk I will provide an overview of the challenges for political actors, public administration, and very importantly, the production, distribution, and consumption of (news) media. What are the consequences of AI for (news) media and citizens? What are some of the regulatory challenges? This talk will provide an overview of the challenges and it will draw on recent (cross-national) survey evidence on how citizens perceive these challenges.

About Claes de Vreese

Ph.D. Claes de Vreese is Distinguished Faculty Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Data and Democracy, Professor and Chair of Political Communication at ASCoR, The Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam.

Claes de Vreese is the President of the International Communication Association (ICA) and Founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication. He was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Governance, Harvard University, in 2017, Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich in 2007, and Visiting Scholar at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, in 2004.


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