Udayana University Faculty of Engineering Hosts IEEE International Symposium on AI Innovations: Exploring Ai-Based Democracy


Udayana University's Faculty of Engineering has successfully held the IEEE International Symposium on AI Innovations with the theme "Exploring AI-Based Democracy." This event was held in courtroom II of the Jimbaran Faculty of Engineering Dean Building and in a hybrid manner via zoom meeting, allowing participation from various parts of the world.

This activity featured four leading speakers in their fields, namely Prof. Takayuki Ito, Ph.D., Prof. Tokuro Matsuo, Ph.D., Ast Prof. Yuya Yokoyama, Ph.D., and Prof. Dr. Ir. Ford Lumban Gaul, SMIEE. The speakers took turns conveying their understanding of the concept that seeks to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) in the democratic process with the aim of increasing participation, efficiency and accountability.

The main topics discussed are the application of algorithms and AI technology in political decision making, voting, and providing information to citizens. The speaker also outlined examples of AI applications in democracy, including the use of intelligent decision-making systems to analyze complex data and provide recommendations to policy makers.

In addition, the discussion also highlighted the role of AI in increasing citizen participation through a more accessible platform for discussing, providing feedback, and participating in political decision-making processes. With this technology, transparency and accountability can also be increased by providing the public with access to more information and enabling more effective monitoring of government actions.

Nonetheless, there are several challenges discussed in implementing AI in a democracy, including concerns about data privacy, algorithm bias, and the risk of manipulation or misuse of the technology by unscrupulous parties. Therefore, it is important to develop appropriate regulatory frameworks and ensure that the use of AI in democracies is carried out with due regard for democratic values and individual freedoms.

This event ended with the hope that collaboration between academics, practitioners and other stakeholders will continue to encourage innovation in the field of AI to support the development of a more inclusive and sustainable democracy.