Co-hosted by EUMETA–EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF METAVERSE
The knowledge revolution has a profound impact on our society. Through engaging lectures, interactive sessions and keynotes, we delve into the challenges of distinguishing fact from fiction in the digital age and explore the delicate relationship between technology, power dynamics, politics, and truth. We will discuss the risks that advancements in technologies such as AI pose to democratic processes, while exploring solutions for elected officials to navigate these challenges. How can democratic structures evolve to ensure transparency, combat misinformation and safeguard human rights? How does AI and generative content transform our consciousness, opening up a new digital frontier that transcends traditional boundaries of humanities and science. What can we still believe, and how can we combat misinformation?
Sarah Kriesche (AT), Ken Moriyama (JP), Cailin O´Connor (US), Nandini Jammi (US), Nerima Wako (KE)
From understanding how misinformation spreads to what you can do against it, this panel examines what we can believe and offers some alternatives to our current understanding of truth, society and identity.
Florian Schmidt (AT), Valerie Schmid (AT)
As fake images and videos as well as AI get increasingly technologically sophisticated and harder to spot, specially-trained fact checkers are needed to keep up.
Test how susceptible you are to misinformation in this interactive session.
Sarah Kreps (US)
The proliferation of Generative Artificial Intelligence has already transformed economies and societies. It also stands to impact political representation, bringing both opportunities and risks.
Fabian Scheidler (DE)
How is the development of technology embedded in economic, political, military and ideological power structures?
AC Coppens (FR), Audrey Tang (TW), Claudia Chwalisz (FR), Meinhard Lukas (AT), Sarah Kreps (US)
Advancements in AI pose crucial questions that challenge existing democratic structures.
Meinhard Lukas (AT)
Democracy and public discourse are mutually dependent. Their quality is determined by the basis of information. The flood of misinformation in the social media has already caused great damage here.
Stefan Brunnhuber (DE)
The presentation will introduce a “Third culture” beyond humanities and science. It is this new digital technology (AI and its spin offs) that can provide the properties not only to change science and humanities, but our consciousness and our society as a whole.
Nina Jankowicz (US), Marta Peirano (ES)
An expert on misinformation, Nina Jankowicz offers valuable strategies to counter false information. In a fireside chat with Marta Peirano, journalist and researcher specialising in the relationship between technology and power, Nina will discuss not only how people can respond to misinformation and disinformation on a personal level.
This program is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union through the European Digital Deal projects.
This project was also co-funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport.