Invitation to ‘AI’s Impact on Society, Media, and Democracy’ two-day event on May 27 & 28, 2024 at CWI

How is AI impacting the media and our democratic processes? What can be expected in the near future, and what measures need to be taken to ensure society at large benefits from these rapid developments? The emergence of powerful AI (such as Large Language Models) is rapidly pervading our digital society and has the potential to profoundly transform people’s public and private lives. There is therefore an urgent need to explore how we can ensure that these developments are both enriching, beneficial and fair for society as a whole.

These topics will be discussed in the Research Semester Programme on AI’s Impact on Society, Media, and Democracy at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). This is a joint effort by the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems group, the Human-Centered Data Analytics group, and the Distributed & Interactive Systems group. This program is supported by the larger AI, Media, and Democracy (AIMD) lab initiative.

You are invited to join the two-day main event of the Semester Programme on May 27-28, 2024 at CWI (limited slots available). We will bring together national and international experts in this area. The event will feature a number of renowned speakers that will highlight how AI is already impacting on the media and democratic processes, what can be expected in the near future, and what measures need to be taken to make sure society at large benefits from these rapid developments.