[Briefing #86] Africa at the forefront | AI sentience & social challenges

28 Jun 2022, 14:00h - 15:00h

Event report

It’s been all over the news, but the discussion goes beyond whether Google’s artificial intelligence ‘LaMDA’ has actually become sentient: from risks of bias and abuse, to various policy responses towards algorithms and AI. 

What are the risks and how should we prepare for them beyond the hype?

Africa is becoming more prominent in global digital policy: the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2022 was held in Rwanda; this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Ethiopia; and many more developments. 

What is Africa’s role in global digital policy developments?

Join us to discuss these topics and other June digital policy highlights on Tuesday, 28th June at 12:00-13:00 UTC (14:00-15:00 CEST)!


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