Event Experts’ Roundtable on “The Power of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics”

Experts’ Roundtable on “The Power of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics”

Date(s) - 22/06/2023
16:00 - 20:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


On Thursday June 22th, 2023, between 16.00 and 20.00 pm, at the Press Club Brussels Europe

the Democracy & Culture Foundation will conduct an

Experts’  roundtable on “The Power of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics”. 

Speakers include: 

Prof. Peter Kirchschlaeger, Director of the Institute of Social Ethics ISE, University of Lucerne,

Gabriele Mazzini Team Leader, AI of the European Commission

Jeremy Rollison , Senior Director of European Government Affairs, Microsoft.

Nicolas Moes, Director of European AI Governance, The Future Society

Laura Nurski, Research Expert at the Centre of Expertise for Labour Market

and Laura Caroli (parliamentary assistant to Brando Benifei) are also expected to participate.

The roundtable will be moderated by Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Outreach and Governance, Bruegel.

Some of the critical issues that will be debated during the roundtable are:

How does society anchor AI and its development in human rights, the rule of law, liberal democracy and all of the fundamental values and principles mentioned above? Which policies will maximize the benefits of AI and minimize its negative impacts?

A panel of experts will be asked to debate this issue and come up with policy suggestions that, when implemented, will contribute to the strengthening of the functioning of Democracy. After the end of the roundtable a group of citizens, randomly selected, that will have listened to the deliberations will be invited, in a separate function  to discuss, criticize, amend the policy recommendations put forward by the experts or suggest alternatives.

The roundtable is part of the “Re-Imagining the Building Blocks of Democracy”, a 3-year international project, already in its 2d year of implementation which runs in 10 cities across the world (both the Global North and the Global South) and aims through a combination of experts’ roundtables and citizens’ consultations to identify, publicize and push for the implementation specific policy proposals that would help Liberal Democracy meet the challenges of our times. The proposals concentrate on six main functional processes of Democracy (building blocks) namely people, parties-money & influence, voting, information & disinformation, the balance between legislative and executive power and AI & Ethics.

For more information: Elina Makri elina@democracyculturefoundation.org