Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence & Freedom of Expression: Shaping Online Content
Artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly shapes and arbitrates online information. Content moderation and curation are often automated processes, with algorithms and AI deciding on which content is taken down or to whom it is disseminated. The use of AI can severely affect freedom of expression and media freedom, thereby shaping our opinions and behavior. Yet, AI tools are regularly deployed with little transparency or oversight.
This workshop will put a spotlight on AI and freedom of expression. The aim of the session is to identify and discuss what can and should be done to better protect free speech online, both on an individual and global level, and to explore how ordinary citizens and users can better protect their freedom of expression, privacy and access to pluralistic information online.