From the editor

As society grapples with the rapidly developing power of artificial intelligence, we examine the likely impact of AI on democracy and international relations, its imperial hangover and much more.

The World Today Updated 28 September 2023 Published 29 September 2023 1 minute READ

Roxanne Escobales

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

Every day a new headline. Every week a new warning. The rapid development and adoption of AI has provoked alarming warnings from all quarters, even from its creators. We have pulled together thinking from across Chatham House to explore how we can leverage technology’s potential to both disrupt society and help address some of humanity’s biggest challenges.

Alex Krasodomski lays out his case for why the scale, applications and pace of AI development show that governments must invest in technological capacity for the good of democracies around the world. In hosting the AI Safety Summit, Britain is well placed to be an influential force, argues Olivia O’Sullivan.

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