presented by: the European Union

Diplomacy vs AI: Foreign Policy, Bots & Blockchain

Emerging tech is having a profound effect on the way governments interact. Bots can react to events, creating content and narratives at machine speed, in real-time – but without the checks and balances of human interaction. AR, blockchain, and quantum computing can change how societies communicate. What happens when the newest technologies collide with the world's second oldest profession? How can governments, civil society and business engage with – and not be manipulated by – these new tools?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate