The Role of AI and Inclusive Technologies in Citizen Engagement
Written on July, 2023
In democratic societies, the legislative process is often seen as a cornerstone of citizen representation. As technological advancements influence all sectors of society, they also offer unprecedented opportunities to enrich the legislative process by facilitating public participation. However, the conversation extends beyond merely introducing digital tools; it also raises questions about the efficacy of these interventions, their accessibility, and their impact on the institution of governance. This essay critically examines the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital participation tools in legislative processes and offers a nuanced understanding of their potential and limitations.