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1st Edition

The Global Politics of Artificial Intelligence

ISBN 9781138314573
Published April 25, 2022 by Chapman & Hall
304 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Technologies such as artificial intelligence have led to significant advances in science and medicine, but have also facilitated new forms of repression, policing and surveillance. AI policy has become without doubt a significant issue of global politics.

The Global Politics of Artificial Intelligence tackles some of the issues linked to AI development and use, contributing to a better understanding of the global politics of AI. This is an area where enormous work still needs to be done, and the contributors to this volume provide significant input into this field of study, to policy makers, academics, and society at large. Each of the chapters in this volume works as freestanding contribution, and provides an accessible account of a particular issue linked to AI from a political perspective. Contributors to the volume come from many different areas of expertise, and of the world, and range from emergent to established authors.

Table of Contents


Preface, vii
Acknowledgements, xv
Editor, xvii
List of Contributors, xix

Chapter 1 ◾ Threading Innovation, Regulation, and the

Mitigation of AI Harm: Examining Ethics in National AI Strategies 1

Mona Sloane

Chapter 2 ◾ Governance of Artificial Intelligence: Emerging International Trends and Policy Frames 29

Inga Ulnicane, William Knight, Tonii Leach, Bernd Carsten Stahl, and Winter-Gladys Wanjiku

Chapter 3 ◾ Multilateralism and Artificial Intelligence: What Role for the United Nations? 57

Eugenio V. Garci a

Chapter 4 ◾ Governing the Use of Autonomous Weapon Systems 85

Alfredo Toro Carnevali

Chapter 5 ◾ Lessons for Artificial Intelligence from Other Global Risks 103

Seth D. Baum , Robert de Neufville, Anthony M. Barrett, and Gary Ackerman

Chapter 6 ◾ Vulnerability, AI, and Power in a Global Context: From Being-at-Risk to Biopolitics in

the COVID-19 Pandemic 133

Mark Coeckelbergh

Chapter 7 ◾ Using Decision Theory and Value Alignment to Integrate Analogue and Digital AI 149

Mahendra Prasad

Chapter 8 ◾ Nomadic Artificial Intelligence and Royal Research Councils: Curiosity-Driven Research

Against Imperatives Implying Imperialism 173

Vassilis Galanos

Chapter 9 ◾ Artificial Intelligence and Post-Capitalism: The Prospect and Challenges of AI-Automated

Labour 209

Thanasis Apostolakoudis

Chapter 10 ◾ Artificial General Intelligence’s Beneficial Use within Capitalist Democracy: A Realist Vision 247

Maurizio Tinnirello

INDEX, 277

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Dr. Tinnirello is an independent researcher and visiting lecturer

in International Relations, Conflict and Security at Northumbria

University in Amsterdam. He is also a Member of the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES), Department of Political Science - Ghent University, Belgium

He is also a Member of the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES), Department of Political Science - Ghent University. Belgium

 He has held academic positions in both the

Global South and North, and he has also worked as an international

researcher and policy consultant on global security and military corruption

issues. He has been the Vice-Chair and Programme Chair of the

Science, Technology and Art in International Relations section at The

International Studies Association since 2019.


Dr. Tinnirello holds a PhD from the School of Politics and International

Relations, and an MA in International Conflict Analysis from the

University of Kent, UK. He was a recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie

Action Initial Training Award, and a visiting PhD fellow at Coimbra

University. His research has primarily focused on how global capitalism

and its ideology have affected global politics and security, as well as intellectual

thought and what societies can do to free themselves from capitalism’s

grip. Dr. Tinnirello applies his understanding of our historical,

intellectual, and political era to address international political challenges

arising from an epoch-transforming technology like artificial intelligence.