Policy Dialogue on Artificial Intelligence - Policy Dialogue on Artificial Intelligence

In partnership with World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid

Policy Dialogue on Artificial Intelligence

“Digital Transformation and the Future of Democracy: How can Artificial Intelligence Drive Democratic Governance?”

The IE Center for the Governance of Change is partnering with the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid to organise the 2019 Policy Dialogue titled “Digital Transformation and the Future of Democracy: How can Artificial Intelligence Drive Democratic Governance?”

Around 35 Members of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM), all democratic former Heads of State and Government, will join representatives from governments, civil society, academia and tech companies in a discussion to define policy solutions that address the challenges of digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI) in our societies.

A recent survey conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change found that two thirds of Europeans are worried about the speed and direction of technological progress, and more than 70% support the taxation of firms that automate jobs, as well as limiting robotization of tasks currently performed by human beings. It is, therefore, necessary to have a structured debate about the impact of emerging technologies on society and to propose solutions to the negative externalities of this process.

The annual Policy Dialogues provide a unique platform to inspire democratic policy change on a given topic. Former Heads of State and Government bring their individual and collective experience to the dialogue. Given their geographical and ideological diversity, collegially provide an all-encompassing voice enhanced independent experts, leaders from the private sector and representatives from civil society, all of whom actively engage in these Policy Dialogues.

The Center for the Governance of Change will be leading a working group on “Data Economies and the Future of the Social Contract” with Maciej Kuziemski, Future World Fellow and Manuel Muñiz, Co-chair of the Center.

More information

If you would like to attend the event, please visit this page.

Programme and Information

IE Speakers

Diego del Alcázar

IE University

Manuel Muñiz

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Maciej Kuziemski

CGC Future Fellow

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