Safeguarding Democracy in an Era of AI and Digital Disinformation: A Conversation with Maria Ressa

In this lecture and the conversation that follows, Maria Ressa will explore key challenges facing international information ecosystems and global democracy. She will discuss the possibility of developing artificial intelligence (AI) that respects truth and dissent, instead of enabling insidious manipulation for profit, and offer strategies for resisting the threat of AI-powered surveillance, persuasion, and control.

Drawing on her personal experiences fighting online disinformation and facing the weaponization of the law against journalists, Ressa illustrates the ways technology companies play a role in distorting truth and fraying our fragile democratic systems. Ressa provides an urgent call to action to harness technology for good, before irreparable damage is done. This event is part of the 2023-24 Notre Dame Forum on “The Future of Democracy” Join us on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET.

Speaker:
Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder and CEO of Rappler

For more information visit the event website.

Global AffairsScience and TechnologyArtificial IntelligenceDemocracyDigest196Digital DisinformationKeough School of Global AffairsMaria RessaOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Notre Dame

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