Budapest. September 16, 2019
The Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine at CEU is organizing a small, 1-day workshop on the topic of Populism, Law and Technology.
The workshop will take place on the 16th of September 2019 at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
Here’s a brief blurb about the event’s topic:
Hyper-targeted misinformation, election manipulation and pervasive surveillance are just some of the new tools afforded to overt and covert political actors by powerful technological advances. In the wake of scandals related to the potential of such methods to undermine trust, create societal polarisation and challenge democratic processes, there is an urgent need to align the development and application of these technologies with fundamental rights and norms. We ask: In what ways do innovations in areas like artificial intelligence and machine learning support populist tendencies, and what protective mechanisms are available to subvert such developments? Continue reading