Will the enormous processing power of AI enable central governments to match – or even surpass – the information advantage of subnational governments? Can it even replace local decision-making?
Estonia is shrinking. The country’s population has contracted by 15% since 1991, to 1.3 million in 2020, and projections expect this trend to continue. What’s more, the trend is uneven. Among Estonians who remain, many leave remote and rural areas for bigger cities.