Politics and policy of Artificial Intelligence

Date

2023-09-04

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Publisher

Wiley

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Article

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No

Abstract

While recent discussions about Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of the most powerful technologies of our times tend to portray it as a predominantly technical issue, it also has major social, political and cultural implications. So far these have been mostly studied from ethical, legal and economic perspectives, while politics and policy have received less attention. To address this gap, this special issue brings together nine research articles to advance the studies of politics and policy of AI by identifying emerging themes and setting out future research agenda. Diverse but complementary contributions in this special issue speak to five overarching themes: understanding the AI as co-shaped by technology and politics; highlighting the role of ideas in AI politics and policy; examining the distribution of power; interrogating the relationship between novel technology and continuity in politics and policy; and exploring interactions among developments at local, national, regional and global levels. This special issue demonstrates that AI policy is not an apolitical field that can be dealt with just by relying on knowledge and expertise but requires an open debate among alternative views, ideas, values and interests.

Description

This is an extended editorial for a special issue.

Keywords

Artificial Intelligence; politics; policy; power; governance; emerging technology;

Citation

Ulnicane, I. and Erkkilä, T. (2023) Politics and policy of Artificial Intelligence. Review of Policy Research 40 (5), pp. 612-625

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Research Institute

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)