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Paul Nemitz and “The Human Imperative – Power, Freedom and Democracy in the age of Artificial Intelligence”

Paul Nemitz, a member of AIWS Standards Committee, co-author of the AIWS-G7 Summit Initiative 2019, launched his new book “The Human Imperative – Power, Freedom and Democracy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.

The book is about power in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It looks at what the new technical powers that have accrued over the last decades mean for the freedom of people and for our democracies. Our starting point is that AI must not be considered in isolation, but rather in a very specific context: the concentration of economic and digital technological power that we see today. Analysis of the effects of AI requires that we take a holistic view of the business models of digital technologies and of the power they exercise today. The rise of technology and the power of control and manipulation associated with it leads, in our firm conviction, to the need to reconsider the principle of the human being, to ensure humans collectively benefit from this technology, that they control it, and that a humane future determined by man remains possible.