[Podcast] How Can Artificial Intelligence Enhance Deliberative Democracy?  

Considering the current state of democracy in Africa, African governments cannot afford to lag behind in adopting this Artificial Intelligence (AI). The introduction of AI in government systems stems from the growing demand for participatory and deliberative forms of democracy, including budget tracking, social audits, and transparent online voting systems.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made significant strides in various fields such as agriculture, technology, and digital health, and it has now made a grand entrance into government systems. Considering the current state of democracy in Africa, African governments cannot afford to lag behind in adopting this innovation. The introduction of AI in government systems stems from the growing demand for participatory and deliberative forms of democracy, including budget tracking, social audits, and transparent online voting systems.

In today’s episode, we spoke about something that’s not necessarily new but has been grabbing the headlines for a great part of this year. We will be looking at how Artificial intelligence can be used as a tool for good governance on the African continent.

This season we spoke briefly about initiatives that have used technology to keep governments accountable, and today I want us to get into some specifics about how Artificial Intelligence can be useful as a tool for accountability and transparency in government.

Olasupo Abideen has written about how this can be done and today we talk to him about a recent article he wrote for the Civic Tech Innovation Network. The article is titled ‘Exploring Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Enhanced Deliberative Democracy’

Learn more about the work Olasupo Abideen is doing:
Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative
Fact Check Election
Inaugural CivicTech Hackathon in Nigeria 
COVID19 project
YVote Naija

Also read Barriers to Citizen Engagement and Embracing Civic Technology to Amplify African Voices

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