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AI, Ethics, & Democracy in the 21st Century

We are witnessing a global, breathtaking acceleration of technological progress. While computerization initially began in specific domains, today the digital sphere has expanded to shape and transform our everyday lives.

Who do we want to be? How do we want to live? How will technology help us to live up to these ideas and concepts? With digitization transforming nearly every aspect of life in the 21st century, how can we make sure our democracies keep up?

Join us for a lively talk about the intersection of tech, democracy, ethics, and civil society. Following with an interactive panel with two German political parties about how technology is changing our politics, and what policymakers should do about the changes brought about by machine learning and AI.


7:00-7:10 Intros

7:10-7:40 Alexander Görlach keynote presentation

7:40-8:10 Discussion on modern political AI trends with two German parties focused on digitization, moderated by Alex

8:10-8:30 Audience Q+A

8:30-8:50 Networking

8:50-9:00 Event concludes


About the Speaker

Alexander Görlach is the editor-in-chief of Conditio Humana– a magazine on technology, AI and ethics. A contributor to the New York Times, Wirtschaftswoche, and Deutsche Welle, Alex is a leading voice on the future of liberal democracy in our rapidly changing times.



October 2, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Volta, Basement, Factory Berlin Mitte


Member Event, Public Events

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