Predictive Analytics and AI in Governance: Data-driven government in a free society
Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and algorithmic decision-making in government from a liberal perspective
Data-driven government, meaning the use of technologies like data analytics, Artificial Intelligence and algorithmic decision-making for policymaking and public administration, offers advantages as well as challenges for a free society. Possible benefits include more efficient and convenient delivery of public services as well as better-informed policymaking with predictive analytics, policy simulations, and real-time early warning systems. Challenges, specifically from a liberal perspective, encompass the autonomy of citizens and civil servants, the accountability of algorithmic systems and privacy.