Munich 2024: Protecting Elections in the Age of AI

Watch the live premiere on Saturday, February 17, 2024 @ 12pm ET / 6pm CET in the player below (refresh the page if needed).

Watch the premiere on: Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 12 pm ET / 6 pm CET

This Saturday at 12 pm ET/9 am PT/6 pm CET, watch the live premiere of our Global Stage discussion at the Munich Security Conference, "Munich 2024: Protecting Elections in the Age of AI." 2024 is truly the “Year of Elections” with more than 75 nations heading to the polls, affecting roughly half the world’s population. But an ongoing decline of trust in institutions plus an explosion of AI tools and deep fake technologies could create a dangerous environment. Our panel will examine how AI can also be a way to protect consumers and candidates, helping to shore up the integrity of the electoral process. Can AI be used to quickly flag and even eliminate online lies and misinformation?

European correspondent Maria Tadeo moderates the conversation with an expert panel including:

  • Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
  • Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings
  • Kersti Kaljulaid, former President of Estonia
  • Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament and lead negotiator, EU Chips Act and Artificial Intelligence Act.
  • Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, Microsoft
  • Special appearances by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece, and Benedikt Franke, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Munich Security Conference

Munich 2024: Protecting Elections in the Age of AI
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 12 pm ET | 6 pm CET
gzeromedia.com/globalstage

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Speakers

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. Ian is an independent voice on critical issues around the globe, offering clearheaded insights through speeches, written commentary, and even satirical puppets (really!). Ian is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, a weekly show airing on US public television.

Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings

Fiona Hill is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe within the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She also holds the prestigious position of chancellor at Durham University in the United Kingdom and was recently elected to the Harvard University Board of Overseers. Hill served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the U.S. National Security Council from 2017 to 2019, as well as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council from 2006 to 2009. She gained further prominence through her testimonies before Congress in 2019 during the first impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid, former President of Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid was the first female President of Estonia, having been elected into office in 2016. In 2017, Kaljulaid became the first Estonian to be featured in the Forbes magazine's list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Since 2022, she has been co-chairing – alongside Keith J. Krach – the nonpartisan Global Tech Security Commission to safeguard freedom from technological authoritarianism, which was jointly established by the Atlantic Council and the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University. In 2023, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appointed Kaljulaid as co-chair of the United Nations High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession, alongside Paula-Mae Weekes.

Eva Maydell

Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament and lead negotiator, EU Chips Act and Artificial Intelligence Act

Eva Maydell is a Member of the European Parliament and one of the lead negotiators on the EU’s Chips Act and Artificial Intelligence Act. Maydell is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Her policy priorities include innovation and the use of new technologies to support European competitiveness and fostering cooperation among global likeminded partners in the tech and democracy space. In the European Parliament, Maydell is Vice-Chair of the Delegation for Relations with Japan as well as part of the Delegation for relations with the US.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the current Prime Minister of Greece at the head of the New Democracy party since 2019. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, Mitsotakis was the Minister of Administrative Reform and pursued national reforms and widespread reorganization for government institutions. Prior to entering the political sphere, he served as the CEO of NBG Venture Capital for the National Bank of Greece and was recognized as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the 2003 World Economic Forum.

Brad Smith

Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, Microsoft

As Microsoft’s vice chair and president, Brad Smith is responsible for spearheading the company’s work and representing it publicly on a wide variety of critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, privacy, environmental sustainability, human rights, digital safety, immigration, philanthropy, and products and business for non-profit customers. He leads a team of roughly 2,000 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals located in 54 countries and operating in more than 120 nations.

Maria Tadeo

Maria Tadeo, (moderator) European Correspondent

Maria Tadeo is a Brussels-based correspondent where she follows European politics and the European Union. She has covered numerous elections, interviewed notable European figures, and reported live from across Europe while covering major news events - from the G7 meetings to the most recent NATO summit. She graduated with honors in journalism and speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian.

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