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🗳️ Support for democracy is very high
It's so easy for us to get stuck in certain narratives. One such narrative is that democracy is threatened and support for democracy is weakening.
As often, it contains a certain amount of truth. We see populist politicians with little respect for democracy and fair elections in several countries - and voters who vote for them.
But when only that is repeated over and over, other parts of the truth are forgotten.
Such as that support for democracy is very high.
This was shown by the Democracy Perception Index presented at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit this week.
Or that all measurements of countries' levels of democracy show the same negative trend.
🤖 Two free AI talks and a course
If we become centaurs and work together human+machine, it gives us superpowers.
I'll give two talks and also conduct a half-day course in the next few weeks.
First in the form of a Lunch & Learn on May 30th, then a slightly shorter lecture on June 13th, and the week after, a course (date not yet determined.)
You are warmly welcome! The talks are free. The course will cost a bit, but you'll get a discount. All will take place at The Park in in Stockholm.
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