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Carsten Schürmann: Digital Democracy and Electronic Elections

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Carsten Schürmann is the leader of the Demtech research center, which studies the interplay between technology and democracy. Carsten is a world leading expert in computer security and critical digital infrastructure, with a background in the theory of programming languages and logics.

We talk to him about digital democracy, in particular electronic elections, including online voting. The goal of democratic elections is the peaceful transition of government, which means that both winners and loser must trust the outcome of the result. How is this trust generated if the details of voting are no longer transparent?

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Olle Häggström: Science, Technology, and the Future of...

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Olle Häggström is a Professor of mathematical statistics at Chalmers University of Gothenburg,...

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Rebecca Slayton: Cybersecurity, Star Wars, and Software...

322 views July 27, 2017

Rebecca Slayton is a professor at the Department of Science and Technology Studies and Judith...

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Vincent F. Hendricks: Attention economics and truth in...

708 views May 02, 2017

We ask Vincent F. Hendricks, professor of formal philosophy at Copenhagen University and the...

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Toby Walsh: Kidneys, Cars, and Killer Robots

648 views March 29, 2017

Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in artificial intelligence and a prolific populariser of...

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Troels Bjerre Lund: Poker-Playing Bots

745 views March 08, 2017

In early 2017, two independent research teams announced progress in artificial intelligence:...