Inside AI Policy

February 24, 2024

Harvard technologist encourages use of AI to protect democracy

By Mariam Baksh / February 1, 2024

Exploring ways in which generative artificial intelligence will affect democracy, prominent Harvard lecturer and public-interest technologist Bruce Schneier said it’s important for people to look both ways and to be unafraid of using the technology when it can help.

Schneier said he foresees an “arms race” where those who fail to engage with the technology will quickly lose ground to those who do. He offered examples of how AI can be used throughout the democratic process, including to augment polling,...

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