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Digital Violence and AI

Can we experience violence online and how can AI be used in this context?

We have long known psychological abuse, physical violence, sexualised violence and economic violence. The newest addition is digital violence claims Norwegian National News (NRK) 4th of July 2019.

Do we need to redefine violence?

If we look beyond the news about direct violation or stalking we may see various examples from the personal to the structural. Cyber bullying, trolling, shaming, hacking, abusing and stealing. It is not immediately apparent and may be hard to discover. Equally at a structural level warfare is being redefined, a completely different violence, yet with physical consequences. Is the current definition of violence enough to describe how we understand violence as more than physical?

AI and Digital Violence

The use of AI does pose some interesting questions. The first that comes to mind is: can violence be automated? The second is can violent behaviour learn?

Securitization of the digital you

We can question what you gain or what you loose by securitization of the digital you.

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I am challenging myself to write and think about the topic of artificial intelligence for the next 500 days with the #500daysofAI. Learning together is the greatest joy so please give me feedback if you feel an article resonates.

AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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