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Artificial Intelligence will threaten human trust, agency and democratic values



Experts are split about how much control people will retain over essential decision-making as digital systems and AI spread,” introduce their new research paper Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie of Pew Research Center.

Their new research paper titled “The Future of Human Agency” invited a range of experts and involved individuals in the technology field to predict the future of the internet. As they found out, the experts broadly agree that “powerful corporate and government authorities will expand the role of AI in people’s daily lives in useful ways.” However, according to their findings, “many worry these systems will diminish individuals’ ability to control their choices.”

Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline was one of the experts cited in the new publication. “In 2035 smart machines, bots and systems powered by AI and ML will invariably be more sophisticated and perhaps even more opaque than current technologies,” he shared with the researchers.

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Ayden is one of thirty 2022-2023 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.