AI in democracy

AI provides means that enable great benefit to humanity, but that can also be used for control and coercion, from facial recognition to data capture and analysis. Policies to avoid that need to be developed, and a critical dialogue with the real-world developers and implementers of AI tools needs to inform policy development to ensure that the goals can be met and to avoid AI being used as a tool of control and coercion.

Facilitated by the IEEE.


Benjamin Bathke

Benjamin Bathke

Entrepreneurial journalist

Deutsche Welle

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Joanna Bryson

Associate Professor

University of Bath

Peggy Hicks

Peggy Lynn Hicks

Director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division

United Nations Human Rights Office

Eileen M. Lach

Eileen M. Lach

Member, Executive Committee

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems


Nanjira Sambuli

Senior Policy Manager

World Wide Web Foundation