AI systems and the individual electoral decision
Fake news, disinformation campaigns, upload filters or even election recommendation apps are no new phenomena. However, the use of AI systems increases their efficiency and significance. In addition, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) does often not meet the transparency requirements of a democratic public and machine action increasingly replaces human action. The discussion about AI is therefore intense and occasionally takes on a „hype character“, oscillating between two extremes: far-reaching hopes for better systems on the one hand and diverse fears such as loss of control, surveillance, dependency and discrimination on the other. The debate‘s „hype character“ can be observed in the relationship between democracy and AI – especially with regard to individual opinion-forming in the context of elections.