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Four Principles for Integrating AI & Good Governance

By Lisa-Maria Neudert and Philip N. Howard
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Many governments, public agencies and institutions already employ AI, and AI-enabled governance may afford new efficiencies that have the potential to transform a wide array of public service tasks. But short-sighted design and use of AI can create new problems, entrench existing inequalities, and calcify and ultimately undermine government organizations. Frequently, existing regulations and national laws are no longer fit for purpose. As technology evolves rapidly, rules are needed to guide the use of AI in ways that safeguard democratic values.

Under what conditions can AI be put into service for good governance? This report offers a framework for integrating AI with good governance. The authors argue that that with dedicated attention and evidence-based policy research, it should be possible to overcome the combined technical and organizational challenges of successfully integrating AI with good governance.

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Publication date:
December 2020

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