When: Thursday, 15 April 2021, 13:45 – 16:45
Where: by videoconference
You can watch the web streaming of the debate here.
The Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age, jointly with the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the EU, including Disinformation, will host two panels with leading experts on ways to address the challenges the EU is facing in its current trajectory towards the 2030 Digital Decade, such as the impact of AI on democratic and electoral processes, as well as how AI is affecting the notions of active citizenship, political participation, and policy-making.
In December 2020, the European Commission published the European Democracy Action Plan, with the goal of building more resilient democracies across the EU by focusing on three pillars of regulatory and legislative action: promoting free and fair elections, strengthening media freedom and pluralism, and countering disinformation.
In addition, the Digital Services Act package was adopted by the Commission as part of the European Digital Strategy, Shaping Europe’s Digital Future. Comprised of the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, the newly proposed legislative measures are geared towards creating a safer and more open digital space in the EU, with European values at the centre of the new legal framework.
Source: Hearing – AIDA and INGE Public Hearing – 15-04-2021 – Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age – Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation