Munich 2024: Protecting Elections in the Age of AI
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The tech sector came together at the Munich Security Conference to take a vital step forward. Standing together, 20 companies announced a new Tech Accord to Combat Deceptive Use of AI in 2024 Elections, including Microsoft. Its goal is straightforward but critical – to combat video, audio, and images that fake or alter the appearance, voice, or actions of political candidates, election officials, and other key stakeholders. It is not a partisan initiative or designed to discourage free expression. It aims instead to ensure that voters retain the right to choose who governs them, free of this new type of AI-based manipulation. Learn more here.

Join Microsoft and GZERO Media for the premiere of Munich 2024: Protecting Elections in the Age of AI this Saturday at 12 pm ET/9 am PT/6 pm CET, a panel discussion that will be recorded live on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference.

European correspondent Maria Tadeo will moderate the Global Stage conversation examining the challenges of protecting election integrity across the 83 elections around the world in 2024. Amid concerns that AI tools and deep fake technologies could create a dangerous environment, how can AI be used instead to shore up the electoral process, protecting consumers and candidates against misinformation? The panel will include Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media; Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings; and Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, Microsoft.

Watch the live premiere at gzeromedia.com/globalstage.

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This week, Microsoft released the findings of its Global Online Safety Survey 2024 via a Microsoft On the Issues blog in support of Safer Internet Day. The annual survey seeks to raise awareness of the experiences of youth and families online and includes findings related to the early adoption of generative AI. It also highlights the availability of two new resources – a Family Online Safety Toolkit and a new educational game on Minecraft.

You can learn more here.

This new episode of “Tools and Weapons” kicks off the new year with US Ambassador Nate Fick, America's top digital diplomat. Fick shares his goals as the first ambassador for cyberspace and digital policy, why he'd always choose his radio over his rifle, the parallels between philosophy and AI policy, and an inspiring reason for each of us to find time for national service.

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This new episode of “Tools and Weapons” kicks off the new year with US Ambassador Nate Fick, America's top digital diplomat. Fick shares his goals as the first ambassador for cyberspace and digital policy, why he'd always choose his radio over his rifle, the parallels between philosophy and AI policy, and an inspiring reason for each of us to find time for national service.

Subscribe and find new episodes monthly wherever you listen to podcasts.

This new episode of “Tools and Weapons” kicks off the new year with US Ambassador Nate Fick, America's top digital diplomat. Fick shares his goals as the first ambassador for cyberspace and digital policy, why he'd always choose his radio over his rifle, the parallels between philosophy and AI policy, and an inspiring reason for each of us to find time for national service.

Subscribe and find new episodes monthly wherever you listen to podcasts.

Join Microsoft and GZERO Media for the premiere of Making AI Work for the World tomorrow, January 18 at 11 am ET/8 am PT/5 pm CET, recorded live at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this morning.

Bianna Golodryga, Anchor & Senior Global Affairs Analyst at CNN, moderated the Global Stage discussion about the rapid development of AI technologies and the race to regulate them with Brad Smith, Vice Chair & President, Microsoft; Ian Bremmer, President & Co-founder, Eurasia Group & GZERO Media; Eva Maydell, Member of European Parliament, Bulgarian politician, Speaker for the EU Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence; Amandeep Singh Gill, UN Tech Envoy; and Omar Sultan al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.

Watch the live premiere at gzeromedia.com/globalstage.

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