Democracy in the world

The introduction of new technology into society is inherently political. Democracies worldwide will need to project a clear vision of AI governance and safety and make a public, positive case for how they will approach the transformative changes that AI is already bringing. What are the priorities?

The need for democratic responses to the transformative impact of AI grows stronger.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers the potential to enhance democratic systems by improving access to government, streamlining decision-making and fostering new means of public participation.

However, threats such as AI-driven disinformation, increased surveillance, biased and discriminatory outcomes, and concentrations of power pose challenges to the security and stability of democratic structures and institutions.

The Sri Lankan healthcare system comprises both allopathic and indigenous modes of service provision, and such services are provided through both public and private sectors alike. The healthcare system provides preventative as well as curative services, and the services provided through public sector (i.e., state-run hospitals) are heavily subsidised. This has led to the Sri Lankan healthcare system being referred to as having universal healthcare (UHC); and yet, many of the surgeries, procedures, equipment, and even some medicines are not offered for free.

In the vibrant tapestry of Sri Lanka’s landscape, transportation plays a vital role in weaving together the threads of accessibility, connectivity, and progress. As the island nation continues to evolve, understanding the dynamics of its transport system is paramount to enhancing the lives of its diverse population. This study attempts to highlight some of the significant aspects of transport and health amidst the economic crisis we are facing today.