March 01, 2018

Stranger Than Science Fiction: The Future for Digital Dictatorships

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: Wall Street Journal

Journalist Li Yuan

While Americans and Europeans debate whether the internet and social media are undermining democracy, a big question for many Chinese is whether cutting-edge technology strengthens autocratic rule.

China’s government is embracing technologies to monitor its population. A national plan to develop artificial intelligence highlights its “irreplaceable role in effectively maintaining social stability.” 

Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Fellow with the Center for a New American Security’s Technology and National Security Program. She focuses on Chinese defense innovation in emergin...