Utility of Artificial Intelligence to Authoritarian Governance

20 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2022

Date Written: September 15, 2021

Abstract

This paper aims to provide a brief descriptive overview of potential scenarios enabled by AI for the development of authoritarian states by reviewing and discussing recent literature on the impact of artificial intelligence on societies governed by autocratic regimes and democratically governed societies in which autocratic actors are struggling for power. Applications are categorized into the areas of regime power and durability, economic development, military capability, political structures and societal change for closer examination.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Authoritarian Governance

Suggested Citation

Hörster, Tim, Utility of Artificial Intelligence to Authoritarian Governance (September 15, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4074964 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4074964

Tim Hörster (Contact Author)

University of Potsdam ( email )

August-Bebel Strasse 89
Potsdam
Germany

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