1st Edition

The Global Politics of Artificial Intelligence

Edited By Maurizio Tinnirello Copyright 2022
    304 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    304 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    304 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    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.

    Chapter 2 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.


    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


    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 Skłodowska-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.