An Ethics Perspective on “AI and Elections”

WeNet ethics partner Jessica Heesen (University of Tübingen) publishes with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Tel Aviv on “AI and Elections.”

Her text explores how the ability of AI to disseminate information more effectively, considering both the intended audience and the appropriate timing and channel, is prone to abuse and can pose a threat to democracy.
After this description of threats from AI in the context of disinformation, microtargeting and fake content, the text discusses the preconditions for its democratic use and the potential of AI to support the building of a critical public sphere.

The text can be retrieved open access from this link: