We asked Chat GPT whether it was good for democracy, and after assuring us it had no personal opinions on the matter, it said that it could support better access to information and facilitate dialogue, but that it could also perpetuate bias and be used to spread propaganda. In sum, ‘language models like ChatGPT have the potential to both support and undermine democracy, depending on how they are used and the context in which they are applied.’
Join us to answer the question ourselves! Convening a discussion as part of the Good Web Network, we are bringing together experts in academia, civil society, industry, and government to discuss the rise of generative AI technology tools, and what they mean for democracy in the digital age. Is the change these new tools bring over-hyped, or under-estimated? How can new AI technologies be designed, developed and used responsibly in a democratic society, and what role do different stakeholders play in bringing that about?
- Laura Giesen, Programme Manager, Democracy Technologies
- Carys Afoko, Senior Director for Communications and External Affairs, Mozilla
- Chair: Ellen Judson, Head of CASM, Demos
Doors will open at 17:30, with the panel starting at 18:00. Refreshments will be provided.
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