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Public Leadership: Will Democracy Survive Artificial Intelligence and Social Bots? - Edmond

Public Leadership: Will Democracy Survive Artificial Intelligence and Social Bots? - Edmond

February 28, 20186:30 PM - 8:30 PM

University of Central Oklahoma
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr
Edmond, OK 73034
Information: 405/974-3752


This panel discussion will address the question as to whether or not Democracy will survive artificial intelligence and information automation. Combined, these technologies afford means by which unsanctioned, mischievous,and pernicious efforts may be undertaken to alter information about issues and candidates during an election period. For democracy to deliver on its promise of liberty, equality and justice for all through self-governance; voters require accurate information to make informed, reasoned, and wise voting decisions.

The panel includes: University of Florida Distinguished Professor Leslie Thiele, University of Oklahoma Wick Carey Assistant Professor of International Security, Mark Raymond, and University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School of Communication doctoral student, Douglas Guilbeault.