Data-driven government, meaning the use of technologies like data analytics, Artificial Intelligence and algorithmic decision-making for policymaking and public administration, offers advantages as well as challenges for a free society. Possible benefits include more efficient and convenient delivery of public services as well as better-informed policymaking with predictive analytics, policy simulations, and real-time early warning systems. Challenges, specifically from a liberal perspective, encompass the autonomy of citizens and civil servants, the accountability of algorithmic systems and privacy.

Authors:

Basanta E. P. Thapa – ÖFIT

Year: 2019

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