Algocracy concerns raised in Politiken
Artificial intelligence offers exciting opportunities to improve our lives. But if we do not set sharp limits, we run the risk of undermining even the most basic human rights.
The government is expected to soon bear a national strategy for artificial intelligence. It is high time, for artificial intelligence has already gained ground as a revolutionary tool in many areas. Yet, artificial intelligence may pave the way for the gradual and unintentional creation of an "algocracy", where ever greater parts of human life are governed by algorithms that are both invisible and incomprehensible to humans and therefore incompatible with the rule of law which enables citizens to understand, engage, and challenge the decisions that might adversely affect them.