By Henry Ajder & Walter Pasquarelli
Social control, the mechanism for maintaining social order within communities, is as old as humanity itself. Without the necessary mechanisms for ensuring some degree of social control, communities would have been difficult to organize and maintain. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a game changer in this field, reflecting fundamental shifts in the contemporary technological and socio-political landscape. This piece will explore these various shifts, along with the unique ethical questions that accompany AI in the new age of social control.