Don’t Use Deliberative Democracy to Distract From Regulation

The idea that AI regulation should be shaped by a global citizens’ assembly seems to be gaining in popularity. But when tech companies themselves are behind these deliberative processes, it can end up looking less like a credible effort to democratise, and more like a distraction from the effort to regulate quickly.

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Open-source Software: Balancing Pros and Cons for Government Leaders

Previous guest articles have argued for and against open-source software for digital democracy. In this guest article Wietse van Ransbeeck of CitizenLab adds the option of ‘open-code’ to the debate – and advocates for a combination.

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