From the Executive Summary: "From industrial-age factory labor inspections to the fight against COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], forms of surveillance and data monitoring have played a critical role in the last two centuries of economic and social progress. Now, as artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-related technologies potentially unlock the value of large-scale data collection, authoritarian regimes stand ready to manipulate the development of global surveillance to serve their own interests. Absent purposeful efforts to strengthen key democratic norms and accountability around emerging technologies, we risk spiraling into new authoritarian forms of surveillance-based governance."
National Endowment for Democracy; International Forum for Democratic Studies
National Endowment for Democracy: https://www.ned.org/