Ars Electronica Theme Symposium: End of Truth? / An EU DigitalDeal Conference, Keynote: Promise and Perils of AI-mediated Political Communication by Sarah Kreps (US) Photo showing: Sarah Kreps (on stage) Photo: Philipp Greindl

Promise and Perils of AI-mediated Political Communication

Sarah Kreps (US)

POSTCITY, Conference Hall
Sat 9. Sep 2023 11:45 – 12:15

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The proliferation of Generative Artificial Intelligence has already transformed economies and societies. It also stands to impact political representation, bringing both opportunities and risks. These new technologies can help connect elected officials with their constituents but can also introduce the potential for misuse. Malicious actors may use generative AI to generate credible misinformation at scale, manipulating public opinion of both citizens and elected leaders alike and risking the erosion of trust in democratic institutions. This talk will discuss those prospects and perils while proposing a set of guardrails to mitigate against the harmful uses of generative AI.

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Sarah Kreps (US)

Sarah Kreps is the John L. Wetherill Professor in the Department of Government, Adjunct Professor of Law and the Director of Tech Policy Institute in the Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy. She is the author of five books and dozens of academic articles on topics related to emerging technology and international politics and her research and insights are frequently featured in international media outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, Financial Times, CNBC and CNN. Dr. Kreps is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and West Point. She has a BA from Harvard, MSc from Oxford and PhD from Georgetown. She previously served as an active-duty officer in the United States Air Force.