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WLA-CdM and BGF co-organize the Online AIWS Roundtable: “Digital Technologies, Elections and Democracy in times of COVID-19”

The World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) in partnership with the Boston Global Forum (BGF) is organizing a Policy Lab on Transatlantic Approaches to Digital Governance: A New Social Contract in the Age of Artificial Intelligence that will take place on 16-18 September 2020.

In preparation for the Policy Lab, WLA-CdM and BGF will be organizing a series of preliminary online roundtables that seek to fuel and enrich deliberations within the Policy Lab. The first of these roundtables took place on 12 May, 2020, and focused on the deployment of digital technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic, and their implications on privacy rights.

A second online roundtable on Digital Technologies, Elections and Democracy in times of the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on 28 July 2020 and analyse how digital technologies can contribute to protecting democracies and guaranteeing free, fair and transparent elections in times of global emergencies.

Objective of this event:

  • To contribute to the global discussions on how digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence can promote stable democracies in times of global crises.
  • To collect ideas for the Social Contract 2020 version 1.0 launched on May 2020.