Cyber Warfare and Democracy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Mariarosaria Taddeo and Steve Durbin
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Professor of Digital Ethics & Defence Technologies at Oxford University, Mariarosaria Taddeo, sits down with ISF CEO Steve Durbin to discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), cyber warfare, ethics, and governance. Mariarosaria highlights the conceptual shift in warfare prompted by cyber attacks and the rise of AI, underlining the need for new regulatory frameworks. She argues that ethical considerations are crucial, as AI’s bias poses risks to fundamental democratic values.

…When AI does bias and prejudice, it does not discriminate one person; it discriminates thousands…and that undermines the values of liberal democracies…

Tune in to hear Mariarosaria and Steve talk about…

  1. The digital revolution affects how we do things, how we think about our environment, and how we interact with the environment. (1:10)
  2. Regardless of how individual countries may wield new digital capabilities, liberal democracies as such must endeavor tirelessly to develop digital systems and AI that is well considered, that is ethically sound, and that does not discriminate. (5:20)
  3. New digital capabilities may produce CO2 and other environmental impacts that will need to be recognized and accounted for as new technologies are being rolled out. (10:03)