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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Nov 29, 2019

Undercurrents returns with interviews on data-driven advertising in media and politics, and why Chile had to give up the COP25 climate conference. 

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning have given advertisers the tools to target specific groups of people with personalised messaging. In a new research paper for the International Security Department at Chatham House, Sophia Ignatidou explores how this personalisation is changing the media and political landscapes for the worse. 

In October this year, the Chilean government were forced to cancel the COP25 climate conference due to mass protests on the streets of Santiago. Patrick Schröder from the Energy, Environment and Resources Department joins Ben to explain how the unrest demonstrates the importance of ensuring a 'just transition' to a sustainable future. 

Read the Chatham House Research Paper:

AI-driven Personalization in Digital Media: Political and Societal Implications

Read the Chatham House Expert Comment:

Chile's Social Unrest: Why It's Time to Get Serious About a 'Just' Transition