Tech and Populism at a Crossroads: A New Era?

Technology and communications have fueled the rise of political populism, driving dialogue (and citizens) to political extremes. How will the next wave of technological innovation further disrupt the public discourse?
Twitter, bots and hacking were important political drivers recently. But will AI, automation and other tech disruptions usher in a much more fundamental - and potentially seismic - kind of populist revolution in the coming years?
The balkanization and proliferation of information and political views is driven by constant innovation and evolution of digital communications and technology platforms, including social media.
With populism at a crossroads, how will technology disrupt the coming years of political dialogue, and how should policymakers respond?

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