Tech Policies and Communities

This stage is part of GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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13 jun 12:50 - 13:20
30 min
Moderator: Camilla Rangoni
The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) in democratic societies presents a range of challenges, threats, and opportunities that deserve careful analysis. This panel will explore how AI can influence democratic processes, highlighting both the risks of public opinion manipulation and social control, as well as the potential to enhance civic participation and governmental transparency. During the debate, we will discuss how AI can be used both to strengthen and to threaten democracy, with a particular focus on the implications for established democracies and totalitarian regimes.
13 jun 14:20 - 15:00
40 min
Moderator and speaker: Antonio Palmieri
In collaboration with Fondazione Pensiero Solido
In 2024, over 50 elections worldwide and a voter turnout of 2 billion citizens marked it as the most electoral year ever. The discussion centers around the growing role of artificial intelligence and digital media in politics, focusing on generative AI and its revolutionizing effect on political communication. Ethical challenges and political implications are addressed, along with strategies to ensure responsible and inclusive use of these technologies in digital governance, promoting transparency, accountability, and democratic participation
13 jun 17:00 - 17:40
40 min
Moderator and speaker: Antonio Palmieri
In collaboration with Fondazione Pensiero Solido
The panel will analyze the economic and social impacts of digital platform expansion, exploring their influence on capital, information, and power flows. It will examine how these platforms shape user-content interactions, impacting visibility and marginalization. Discussion will include their use of data and algorithms to create business models that prioritize user attention, potentially harming diversity and fair competition. Experts will evaluate these effects on socio-economic structures and propose regulatory measures to address growing digital power centralization.