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Join us live from the 2023 Munich Security Conference on Feb 17

It's been nearly a year since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, which has caused enormous suffering and setbacks around the world. What can we expect next for Ukraine, Europe, and the world?

Live from the Munich Security Conference on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 11 am ET / 5 pm CET, our next Global Stage livestream conversation focuses on the current state of the Ukraine conflict and the road ahead. Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, and Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft, will be joined by expert guests including Crisis Group President & CEO Comfort Ero and NATO Policy Planning Chief Benedetta Berti to discuss the economic and humanitarian crises created by the war, the role of technology in the conflict, and the impact of foreign influence operations so far.

Live from Munich: Ukraine and the "Global Turning Point"

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The Transformative Potential of Artificial Intelligence | Global Stage | GZERO Media

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.

First, Smith explains, Microsoft has strict compliance rules to ensure that ChatGPT doesn't do bad stuff. And that's crucial to integrate the tech into all its products so anyone can use it.

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AI at the Tipping Point: Danger to Information, Promise for Creativity | Global Stage | GZERO Media

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

Artificial intelligence is on everyone's mind these days.

But while some people are using tools like ChatGPT to write a college essay, others are thinking about how to deploy the same tech to beat the stock market — or, if you're a sneaky politician, perhaps rig an election on social media. 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.

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Join us live from Davos on Jan 19

Live from Davos: Is this year a “tipping point” for AI, as Eurasia Group's “Top Risks” report describes? As part of the Global Stage series produced in partnership between GZERO Media and Microsoft, Live From Davos 2023: Risks and Rewards of AI will present a candid and robust conversation about the future of artificial intelligence and the benefits and risks it presents.

Join us on Thursday, January 19th at 8 am ET / 2 pm CET, live from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for a conversation moderated by Nicholas Thompson, CEO of The Atlantic, with a panel of top global thought leaders:

  • 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
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Brad Smith: Russia Freezing Out Ukrainian Civilians Because It Can’t Beat Military | GZERO Media

Russia freezing out Ukrainian civilians because it can't beat military, says Microsoft's Brad Smith

What's Russia doing differently now in Ukraine compared to a few months ago?

Microsoft President and Vice Chair Brad Smith thinks the Russians have clearly failed to defeat Ukrainian soldiers, so they've turned to using their weapons against the civilian population and knocking out their power.

"It's as if they're hoping to freeze out 40 million people and force them to flee," he says during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

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2022 Has Been Rough. Will 2023 Be Any Better? | Global Stage | GZERO Media

2022 has been rough. Will 2023 be any better?

2022 has been the year of converging crises: the ongoing pandemic, climate change, economic turmoil, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Lots of gloom and doom, indeed.

But in all these crises, there is an opportunity to bounce back with solutions to make the world a better place. Think of how the war in Ukraine united the West more than ever against a common enemy.

How? Good question. We asked several experts during the Global Stage livestream conversation "The Road to 2030: Getting Global Goals Back on Track," hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

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The road to 2030

The past two years have brought devastating setbacks for global development goals including poverty reduction, gender equality, and climate action. GZERO Media will gather an expert panel of leaders from politics, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss how to get back on a path to greater peace and prosperity.

Join us on Thursday, December 15th at 11 am ET / 8 am PT / 5 pm CEST for a Global Stage livestream discussion, presented by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft. The conversation will be moderated by Julia Chatterley of CNN International, with Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media; Dr. Omnia El Omrani, Youth Envoy for COP27 and SDG Champion; Melissa Fleming, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications; Hindou Ibrahim, Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change; Khadija Mayman, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative; and Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair of Microsoft.

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Interlocking Solutions for Interlocking Crises | Global Stage | GZERO Media

Who can solve the world's "emergency of global proportions"?

Thousands of the world's most influential people are in New York this week to attend the 77th UN General Assembly at a time of multiple related crises. It's not just Russia's war in Ukraine: inflation, food, climate, and COVID are all affecting different parts of the world in different ways.

This year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres wants to focus on rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs — the UN's blueprint for making the world a better place. Progress on the SDGs got derailed by the pandemic, to the point that they likely won't be achieved by the 2030 deadline.

To get a sense of the scale of the problems and explore possible solutions, we brought in several experts to weigh in for a Global Stage livestream conversation "Rescuing a World in Crisis," hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with Microsoft. Here are a few highlights.

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