Polity blog posts highlight new and recent books published by us, often with the comments and views of the authors themselves.
The trouble with artificial intelligence research is that its aim is reproduce the brain not the person. But people aren’t brains. Some critics of artificial intelligence have argued that the body is crucial but this is too narrow a view. To reproduce human intelligence one must understand where human intelligence … Read More
By Peter Gill and Mark PhythianWhen we started working together the whole idea of ‘intelligence studies’ was very much in its infancy. In the US scandals involving the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency (NSA) in the 1970s had kickstarted the serious study of how to govern intelligence with… Read More
If the open Internet is an essential precondition for democracy, should governments or corporations be allowed to restrict it? This is the question at the heart of my book ‘The Closing of the Net’ and it discusses the backdrop to the political controversies of today around such issues as fake … Read More