Undercurrents: Personalised Political Advertising, and Climate Justice in Chile

Undercurrents returns with interviews on data-driven advertising in media and politics, and why Chile had to give up the COP25 climate conference.

Audio Published 29 November 2019 Updated 5 October 2020 32 minute listen

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning have given advertisers the tools to target specific groups of people with personalised messaging. In a new research paper for the International Security Department at Chatham House, Sophia Ignatidou explores how this personalisation is changing the media and political landscapes for the worse.  In October this year, the Chilean government were forced to cancel the COP25 climate conference due to mass protests on the streets of Santiago. Patrick Schröder joins Ben to explain how the unrest demosntrates the importance of ensuring a ‘just transition’ to a sustainable future.