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How will the world order be reshaped by artificial intelligence?

AI is reshaping the world, to the extent that the current liberal democracy might be replaced with digital authoritarianism. Is this an incoming struggle between liberal democracy and digital authoritarianism?

The two usual themes of AI dominance in the world includes AI dominating humans and causing disasters, or AI replacing humans in every area of society. There is another approach that AI is reshaping the world and that the current liberal democracy might be replaced with digital authoritarianism.

Authoritarianism has been believed to lead to stagnation in the long run, but AI promises to turn the table, offering a way for economically advanced countries to enrich their citizens’ lives while maintaining control over them. This model has been seen in some countries, China being a prime example since it has begun to carry out a digital authoritarian state by using machine learning to surveil its populations and creating a “social credit system”. Several countries have followed China’s lead since then. Similar to the competition between fascism, democracy and communism in the twentieth century, the struggle between digital authoritarianism and liberal democracy is reshaping the globe.

Either way, the world will be reshaped, humans at the same time are getting ready to cope with it as Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) is working on MDI’ AIWS initiative – the AIWS 7-layer Model to ensure AI’s development is made for the good of humanity.