Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things

A Policy Paper by Mercedes Bunz, published by CAMRI Policy Observatory and 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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Mercedes Bunz

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Mercedes Bunz is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, London, where she teaches Multimedia Journalism and Social Media, and writes about technology, digital media, and the public sphere. Her research explores digital media and the transformation of journalism, social media and the transformation of the public sphere, the internet of things, political economy of media and communication, critical theory and last but not least philosophy of technology. Her last book was The Silent Revolution: How Algorithms Changed Knowledge, Work, Journalism, and Politics Without Making Too Much Noise (Palgrave Macmillan 2014).

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21st June 2018
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