AI and democracy: opportunities and risks

21. February 2024 09:30 - 17:30 | Idiap Research Institute, 19 Rue Marconi 1920 Martigny

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 find 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, media and politicians to discuss the opportunities and risks of AI for democracy.