Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a possibility to improve policy and decision making and can be understood as the automation of intelligent and human-like behaviour. The most important techniques to support specific cases of indeed high complex policy making processes are decision support and optimisation techniques, game theory, data and opinion mining, agent-based simulation and visual scenario based evaluations. [1]
Several ethical issues have to be considered when talking about AI. Preventing mistakes in cases of untrained application cases, eliminating bias or protecting from adversaries and unintended consequences are only a few potential dangers. The world economic forum further asks in a big picture how to distribute wealth created by machines and how to deal with unemployment caused by artificial intelligence. [2]


[1]    Milano, M. , O´Sullivan, B., Gavanelli, M. (2014), Sustainable Policy Making: A Strategic Challenge for Artificial Intelligence, AI Magazine, 35(3), 22-35,
[2]    Bossmann, J. (2016), Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence,, retrieved March 1, 2018.


Trend tendency (relative frequency of related scientific publications)
Relative frequecies of Artificial Intelligence related publications
Big data potential
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Assessment matrix
 Agenda SettingPolicy Design and AnalysisPolicy ImplementationPolicy Monitoring and Evaluation
Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry & Foods
Economy & Finance
Education, Youth, Culture & Sport
Employment & Social Security
Environment & Energy
Foreign Affairs and Defence
Justice, Legal System & Public Safety
Public Affairs
Innovation, Science & Technology
Urban Planning & Transport
Institutional Questions / Internal Affairs


AI is particularly important for complex and high-impact decision making processes; like the ones existing in public sector related issues! You are accurate in reporting it as an important trend! I think it should be somehow coupled with Big Data, as these two concepts/trends seem complementary…