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Democracy in the Age of AI

An in-conversation discussion between Paul Nemitz and Reema Patel

Online

Thursday 7 December 2023

Our event brought together two AI in democracy specialists, Paul Nemitz and Reema Patel, to explore the complex intersection of democracy and artificial intelligence.

As artificial intelligence continues to permeate our daily lives, its impact on our democratic processes cannot be understated. In this engaging conversation, Reema and Paul delve into the following key questions:

  • How does AI influence and shape our democratic institutions and practices? How can we hold AI systems accountable?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities AI brings to the table? 
  • What policies, measures and frameworks are needed to safeguard our democratic values in the age of AI?

Watch the recording.

Speakers

Paul Nemitz
Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser on the Digital Transition in Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission

Paul is best known for his work leading and establishing GDPR for the European Parliament. He also negotiated the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU Code of Conduct against Hate Speech and Xenophobia with major tech companies. His most recent book The Human Imperative: Power, Freedom and Democracy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence was published earlier this year.

As the Principal Adviser on the Digital Transition in Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission, Paul is at the forefront of shaping AI policies in the European Union. He is also author of the book ‘The Human Imperative’

Reema Patel

Reema Patel, Policy lead at the ESRC Digital Good Network
Co-founder of the Ada Lovelace Institute, a think tank dedicated to ensuring that artificial intelligence and data technologies benefit people and society, Reema is also a specialist in the field of deliberative democracy.