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AI is having a giant moment of growth, as is the ability for actors to use it nefariously. In an uncertain global environment, how can the US outpace challenges in cyberspace? “One of the things that I find just fascinating about the development of AI…it's actually an area where if you take the problems seriously and you have an engineering team that's willing and prepared to work on a moment's notice, you can correct the problems far faster than you can solve most problems in life,” said Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith at this year’s Munich Security Conference.

Digital Governance

With the world more online and interconnected than ever before, risks are proliferating. How can we achieve digital peace?
Can the US stay ahead of China on AI?

Can the US stay ahead of China on AI?

Microsoft’s partnership with OpenAI and DeepMind is at the forefront of maintaining America’s edge in artificial intelligence. But can America stay ahead of China in the push for AI leadership? Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith discusses during a Global Stage livestream conversation at the Munich Security Conference.

Artificial intelligence and the importance of civics

Artificial intelligence and the importance of civics

What's more important to fight AI-enabled disinformation: policies or social norms? Eileen Donahoe, executive director of Stanford University's Global Digital Policy Incubator, believes we haven't done enough on the cultural level and in terms of civic education. But, should governments ban AI? She's on the fence when asked during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

The transformative potential of artificial intelligence

The transformative potential of artificial intelligence

Microsoft reportedly plans to invest $10 billion investment in OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company famous for creating the ChatGPT bot. Why is the software giant doing this despite the threat that AI poses to democracy? Azeem Azhar, the founder of the Exponential View newsletter, puts the question to Microsoft President Brad Smith during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

How democracies nurture the growth of artificial intelligence

How democracies nurture the growth of artificial intelligence

China wants order to beat the US in the race to dominate artificial intelligence. But open-ended research? No way — and that's a problem for Beijing. "If you are in a society where there are certain things that you can't ask, you don't know what you can't ask, and the penalty for asking those things you don't know that you can't ask is very high ... it will start to limit the capabilities of researchers to explore," Azeem Azhar, founder of the Exponential View newsletter, says in a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

AI at the tipping point: danger to information, promise for creativity

AI at the tipping point: danger to information, promise for creativity

Artificial intelligence is on everyone's mind these days. The potential for AI to mess up democracy is scary, but the truth is that it can also make the world a better place. So, are bots good or bad for us? We asked a few experts to weigh in during the Global Stage livestream conversation "Risks and Rewards of AI," hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft at this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

US politics are prone to misinformation, says former Danish PM

US politics are prone to misinformation, says former Danish PM

Why has Europe been less affected by online misinformation than America has been? "The democratic debate in Europe is less hostile and less fragmented than in the US," former Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, during a Global Stage livestream discussion hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

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