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Advanced Technology and Democratic Decline: What to Expect in 2022

by Lauralee Dhabhar, on Dec 17, 2021 10:23:41 AM

As trends are predicted for the world in 2022, both democratic resilience and advanced technology are top-of-mind. But what do they mean for each other? How do AI, machine learning, surveillance capabilities, and algorithms impact stability and democratic norms? Is it a positive relationship? Most importantly: what can we expect, and how do we frame the relationship?

For our last webinar of 2021, Strategic Communications Manager, Kristina Drye, explored these questions and more. Watch the full recording below for an overview of democratic frameworks, factors contributing to stability, and the increasing role advanced technology has in our political and social structures.

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The presentation slides are available here.

You can find more information about the resources mentioned in the video below:

"The Economics of Violence" by Gary M. Shiffman, PhD.

"The Terrorist's Dilemma" by Jacob N. Shapiro

Other articles regarding Distinguished Scientist Jacob Shapiro's research into influence campaigns can be found here.

"The Future of Terrorism" by Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall

"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" by Shoshana Zuboff


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