Perspectives on AI Symposiums: AI and Democracy


Event details

Date 21.02.2024
Speaker Prof. Lonneke van der Plas, Prof. Andreas Vlachos, Julian Eisenschlos, Sara Ibrahim, Dr. Victor Kristof, Dr. Andreas MarfurtDr. Alessandro MianiDr. Ashley ThorntonDr. Georges KotrotsiosProf. Solange GhernaoutiDr. Daniel Schwarz, Estelle Pannatier
Category Public Science Events
Event Language English
AI and Democracy: opportunities and risks
The recent developments in AI, notably generative AI, have invigorated discussion on the role and impact of AI on democracy. On the one hand, AI is an opportunity to improve democratic processes in our societies, for example AI can help finding sources of misinformation, and help citizens to better understand politics and engage more easily in democratic debate. On the other hand, it raises concerns about AI undermining democracy, precisely because the tool can be used to spread false information and influence public behaviour.
In this Perspectives on AI seminar, we aim to bring together academics, industries, NGOs and politicians to discuss the opportunities and risks of AI for democracy.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required


  • Idiap Research Institute


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