This work was done during one weekend by research workshop participants and does not represent the work of Apart Research.
AI Governance Hackathon
Accepted at the 
AI Governance Hackathon
 research sprint on 
May 10, 2023

AI and Democracy: Balancing Risks and Opportunities to Maintain Meaningful Human Control

The fast development of artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to solutions to humanity's greatest problems, but could also bring about extensive risks to our society. From a longtermist perspective, considering the place for transformative AI in our society is worth it. Even though there is some uncertainty in the speed of future AI development, improvement in capabilities is itself inevitable, and once a critical threshold is reached, the risks brought about are existential. The domain that tackles the risks imposed by AI within strategic frameworks is called AI Governance. In the last weekend of March, we got the opportunity to join the AI Governance Hackathon. In these 2 days, we deliberate on the following question: Where, if anywhere, will AI fit, or fits already, in the democratic system?

Patrik Bartak, Bram Delisse, Jelle Donders, Indra Gesink, Jaouad Hidayat, Vijay Vivekanandan
4th place
3rd place
2nd place
1st place
 by peer review