Governance, Misinformation, and the Future of Public Discourse in an AI world

When:  May 15, 2024 from 13:00 to 14:00 (ET)
Associated with  New England Chapter


In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the intersection of AI technologies and public discourse has become a focal point of interest and concern. As we delve deeper into the realm of artificial intelligence, questions about its influence on information authenticity, societal norms, and governance are increasingly coming to the fore. This presentation seeks to unravel the complexities of AI's role in shaping our perception of reality, the challenges of distinguishing between human and AI-driven content online, and the implications for personal and societal decision-making processes. By examining the Dead Internet Theory and the proliferation of AI-driven narratives, we aim to shed light on the critical need for robust AI governance and literacy.



This session will focus on:

  • Understanding the Impact of AI on Public Discourse:
    • Explore the Dead Internet Theory and its implications for our understanding of online content and interactions.
    • Examine the role of AI in spreading misinformation and shaping narratives, pointing to the Eglin Air Force Base information warfare leak and the Mingbulak incident
  • Evaluating the Risks and Opportunities of AI in Governance:
    • Discuss the potential of AI to influence public opinion and policy through automated content creation and social media manipulation.
    • Assess the implications of AI-driven disinformation campaigns on democracy, public trust, and international relations.
  • Strategies for AI Governance and Public Literacy:
    • Identify the challenges and opportunities in regulating AI technologies to ensure they serve the public good.
    • Discuss approaches to enhancing AI literacy among the general public to foster critical thinking and resilience against AI-driven misinformation.

Listeners of the presentation will be able to takeaway:

  • An in-depth understanding of the ways in which AI is reshaping public discourse and the potential consequences for society.
  • Insights into the complexities of AI governance and the importance of establishing frameworks to mitigate risks associated with AI technologies.
  • Strategies for improving public awareness and literacy regarding AI, to empower individuals in navigating an increasingly AI-driven world.