AI and Democracy - Milan, April 15, 2024

AI and Democracy

ICTs are shaping the world into an ‘envelope’ where they can properly work, the so-called ‘Infosphere’ (1). The Internet of Things is facilitating a massive extraction and production of data to feed machine learning devices and Artificial Intelligence.

While these technologies will provide impressive breakthroughs in crucial domains such as healthcare, economic growth, social welfare systems, and education, there is little doubt that they imply major risks related to data protection, privacy rights, cyber warfare, and the reproduction of inequalities and discrimination. Moreover, AI is becoming a field of geopolitical tension between the US profit-led industry and China's surveillance protocols.

What is the role of Europe in this process? Can it provide AI services to give citizenship and fundamental rights a central place? Will AI empower or undermine democracy?

On Monday, April 15, 2024, h. 20:30, at CAM Gabelle (Milan), we will talk about these endeavours with an outstanding panel of experts and political representatives:

  • Marco Cappato, President of Eumans
  • Giulia Pastorella, Azione MP
  • Brando Benifei, PD MEP and co-signatory of the AI Act
  • Stefano Quintarelli, founder of, former MP
  • Elia Bidut, Vice-President of Tortuga

Moderator: Francesco Vecchi (Eumans)


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(1) Luciano Floridi, The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.