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Danaher, J.
2019 Unknown
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology
Freedom in an Age of Algocracy
Oxford University Press
In Press
Optional Fields
freedom; technology; artificial intelligence; ethics; philosophy; algocracy
There is a growing sense of unease around algorithmic modes of governance ('algocracies') and their impact on political freedom. Contrary to the emancipatory utopianism of digital enthusiasts, many now fear that the rise of algocracies will undermine our political freedom. Nevertheless, has been some struggle to explain exactly how this will happen. This paper tries to address the shortcomings in the existing discussion by arguing for a broader conception/understanding of political freedom as well as a broader conception/understanding of algocracy. Broadening the focus in this way enables us to see how algorithmic governance can be both emancipatory and enslaving, and provides a blueprint for future development and activism around the creation of this technology.
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Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Humanities in Context, Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences