Første februar, klokken 15, på DTU holder Joe Kiniry tiltrædelsesforedrag med titlen "Saving Democracy from Technology", der er fri adgang.
For the past several decades governments around the world have been endangering their own democracies though the reckless use of computers in elections, or what is colloquially known as e-voting. Politicians, bureaucrats, and the general public have high expectations for e-voting. Unfortunately, voluminous evidence shows that e-voting makes elections more expensive, does not increase voter turnout, and removes public control from democracies. Consequently, virtually the entire computer science community is against the introduction of computers in elections. All hope is not lost though. Computer science does have a role in elections. We can improve the correctness and accuracy of elections—not by putting computers in voting booths, but in other, more subtle and surprising, ways.
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