Conference on the future of AI – and what this means for (countering) disinformation

This is an initial announcement to inform about the date (29 June 2023), time (all day) and location (Brussels). So please mark your calendars and plan accordingly should you be interested.

Conference on the future of AI – and what this means for (countering) disinformation

The European Commission and research projects AI4mediaAI4TrustTITAN and have teamed up to organise a one-day event in Brussels on 29 June 2023 in which experts will discuss the state of play regarding recent advances in Artificial Intelligence as well as issues that come with it, ranging from regulatory aspects to practical insights from ongoing work, projects and initiatives. A particular focus: countering disinformation created by advanced AI solutions as well as using technology in the debunking and verification process. 

Artificial Intelligence-generated content (generative AI, for example, ChatGPT, DALL.E, or Midjourney) has garnered significant attention recently due to its ability to create cheaply and at scale credible-looking artificial content, including text, deep fake images and videos, art, and music. Generative AI systems are capable of creating highly convincing content at low cost, which could then be harnessed by bad actors in online disinformation and abuse, and is difficult to detect.

Another drawback of generative AI is that the models are trained on datasets that have been found to reflect implicit societal biases on issues such as gender and race. On the positive side, generative AI models also provide opportunities for countering online abuse and disinformation by becoming useful companions to media professionals, engaged citizens, and debunkers.

This event focuses on all relevant issues and challenges around generative AI and tackling disinformation. We cordially invite you to join this policy and innovation conference co-organised by the new Horizon Europe projects, AI4TRUST, and TITAN, and H2020 project AI4Media, which develop novel AI techniques to counter online disinformation, in particular in light of the recent advances on generative AI.

Preliminary programme

9:00–9:30 Networking and registration
9:30–9:45 Welcome
9:45–11:00 Session 1: Threats and opportunities of generative AI
Coffee Break
11:30–12:15 Session 2: Policy Implications and challenges to fight disinformation
12:15–12:45 Session 3: Critical thinking to support fighting disinformation (Titan)
Lunch Break
14:00–16:15 Session 4: Interdisciplinary approach to detecting and countering AI-generated content
16:15–16:30 Cross-cutting conclusions and close
16:30–17:30 R&I networking session + nibbles/drinks

About us

Check First is a leading Finnish software and methodologies company, spearheading adversarial research techniques. We believe that everyone should be able to understand how and why content is presented to them. We advocate for online clarity and accountability, building solutions to attain this goal. Partnering with leading institutions, regulators, NGOs and educators, we aim at curbing the spread of disinformation and foreign influence manipulations.

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