Two Editorials: An Editorial by the Editors-in-Chief and an Editorial by ChatGPT



Meijer A & Webster W (2023) Two Editorials: An Editorial by the Editors-in-Chief and an Editorial by ChatGPT. Information Polity, 28 (2), pp. 159-162. https://doi.org/10.3233/ip-239009

First paragraph: As scholars of eGovernment we are all very familiar with the evolution of technology providing new digitally mediated opportunities for services structured by the information polity. In recent years, there has been growing attention paid to developments around Artificial Intelligence (AI) or ‘machine learning’. AI, it is argued can lead to better policy-making, better automated decisions and improved service delivery – arguments that are very familiar to the eGovernment academic community and which have been rehearsed for many technological developments. The opaque nature of the algorithms embedded in the processes associated with AI have led to calls for specific governance arrangements for these types of technology, to ensure transparency, effectiveness and accountability. Moreover, the increasing use of AI in public services has led to a view that we are entering a new era of algorithmic governance (see for example Information Polity Vol. 25, No. 4, a special issue on algorithmic transparency). The degree to which these developments represent a new paradigm, a new algorithmic governance, or a subtler evolution of technology, is open to debate, and a debate which will be played out in journals like Information Polity.

Public Administration; Sociology and Political Science; Communication; Information Systems

Information Polity: Volume 28, Issue 2

Publication date31/05/2023
Publication date online31/05/2023
Date accepted by journal30/04/2023
PublisherIOS Press

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Professor William Webster

Professor William Webster

Personal Chair, Management, Work and Organisation