AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives
31 January 2019
Artificial Intelligence and big data promise to help reshape the global order. For decades, most political observers believed that liberal democracy offered the only plausible future pathways for big, industrially sophisticated countries to make their citizens rich. Now, AI offers a plausible way for large, economically advanced countries to make their citizens rich while maintaining control over them. Just as competition between liberal democratic, fascist, and communist social systems defined much of the twentieth century, how may the struggle between digital liberal democracy and digital authoritarianism define and shape the twenty-first?
Centre Research Affiliate Valentin Weber has contributed a chapter on "Understanding the Global Ramifications of China’s Information Controls Model" in this United States Government white paper.