Who gains from artificial intelligence?

What implications will AI have on fundamental rights and how can societies benefit from this technology revolution?

Members event, Panel
27 February 2023 — 5:30PM TO 6:30PM
Chatham House and Online

In recent months, the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have attracted much media attention. These technologies hold a wealth of potential for a wide range of applications, for example, the recent release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, a text generation model, has shed light on the opportunities these applications hold including to advance scientific research and discovery, enhance search engines and improve key commercial applications.

Yet, instead of generating an evidence-based public debate, this increased interest has also led to discussions on AI technologies which are often alarmist in nature, and in a lot of cases, misleading. They carry the risk of shifting public and policymakers’ attention away from critical societal and legal risks as well as concrete solutions.

This discussion, held in partnership with Microsoft and Sidley Austin LLP, provides an expert-led overview of where the technology stands in 2023. Panellists also reflect on the implications of implementing AI on fundamental rights, the enforcement of current and upcoming legislation and multi-stakeholder pathways to address relevant issues in the AI space.

More specifically, the panel explores:

  • What is the current state of the art in the AI field?

  • What are the opportunities and challenges presented by generative AI and other innovations?

  • What are some of the key, and potentially most disruptive, AI applications to monitor in the near- and mid-term? 

  • Which applications would benefit from greater public policy/governance discussions?

  • How can current and future policy frameworks ensure the protection of fundamental rights in this new era of AI?

  • What is the role of multi-stakeholder collaboration?

  • What are the pathways to achieving inclusive and responsible governance of AI?

  • How can countries around the world work together to develop frameworks for responsible AI that upholds democratic values and advance AI collaboration across borders?

As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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