Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things

A Policy Brief by The Policy Observatory, published by University of Westminster Press

By Mercedes Bunz and Laima Janciute

Through algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI), objects and digital services now demonstrate new skills they did not have before, right up to replacing human activity through pre-programming or by making their own decisions. As part of the internet of things, AI applications are already widely used today, for example in language processing, image recognition and the tracking and processing of data.

This policy brief illustrates the potential negative and positive impacts of AI and reviews related policy strategies adopted by the UK, US, EU, as well as Canada and China. Based on an ethical approach that considers the role of AI from a democratic perspective and considering the public interest, the authors make policy recommendations that help to strengthen the positive impact of AI and to mitigate its negative consequences.

Bunz M. & Janciute L. 2018. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things: UK Policy Opportunities and Challenges. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book25

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About The Policy Observatory

The CAMRI Policy Observatory aims to amplify the impact of our research on policy debates and developments nationally, internationally and globally. The Observatory engages in outreach, networking and publication activities, seeking to establish links with a variety of policymakers and stakeholders, including civil society, media organisations, politicians and government officials.

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The Policy Observatory
Date
21st June 2018
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