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Live From Davos 2023: Risks and Rewards of AI

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This program was recorded live on: Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 8 am ET / 2 pm CET

Is this year a “tipping point” for AI, as Eurasia Group's “Top Risks” report describes?

Live from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, we're discussing the future of artificial intelligence and the benefits and risks it presents. This livestream is part of the Global Stage series produced in partnership between GZERO Media and Microsoft.


  • Azeem Azhar, Founder, Exponential View
  • Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
  • Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University
  • Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, Microsoft
  • Nicholas Thompson (moderator), CEO, The Atlantic

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Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar, Founder, Exponential View

A breakthrough thinker on the impact of technologies on society, Azeem Azhar is both a practitioner and analyst. He is an active investor and entrepreneur in the technology field and an author and producer of a highly-renowned newsletter and podcast, Exponential View. His first book "The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society" was met with widespread acclaim.
Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs.
Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University

Eileen Donahoe is the Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University. GDPI is a global multistakeholder collaboration hub for development of norms, policies that reinforce human rights and democratic values in digitized society. She served as US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama Administration. Later, she joined Human Rights Watch as Director of Global Affairs with a special focus on digital rights, cybersecurity and internet governance.
Brad Smith

Brad Smith, Vice Chair & President, Microsoft

As Microsoft’s vice chair and president, Brad Smith leads a team of more than 1,900 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals located in 54 countries and operating in more than 120 nations. He plays a key role in spearheading the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence, environmental sustainability, human rights, immigration and philanthropy.
Nicholas Thompson

Nicholas Thompson, (moderator), CEO, The Atlantic

Nicholas Thompson is the CEO of The Atlantic, a position he has held since February 2021. He was previously the editor-in-chief of WIRED. Under his leadership, WIRED broke massive, and much-lauded, stories about Facebook, cyber-warfare, the Robert Mueller investigation, and numerous other topics. Mr. Thompson has written about politics, technology, and the law for numerous publications, and was for many years a senior fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation.