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Democracy and AI: Civics in a New Age
Presented by the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. This moderated discussion with Mr. Hwang will explore and unpack the role that big tech and artificial intelligence is playing in politics and governance at a global scale. Mr. Hwang will discuss the growth of big tech and AI, highlight some of the most pressing challenges for liberal democracies, and discuss what safeguards are currently in place or need to be, particularly within the framework of the impending 2020 election.

Part of Rethinking the World, a series exploring the challenges and opportunities in our global crises. Cross-disciplinary discussions with experts, activists, and students from around the world will focus on analysis and lived experience concerning issues of public health and the coronavirus, the global economy, education, racial/social justice, climate, migration, and more. For information on other events in the series, visit cgt.columbia.edu/events/rethinking-the-world/

Oct 21, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tim Hwang
Founder and CEO @FiscalNote
Tim is currently the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote. The company owns media and news company CQ Roll Call Group, which it acquired from The Economist Group in 2018 and creates a technology platform that combines award-winning journalism along with products and services that provide access to large quantities of data, news, and analysis for all levels of government. The global company with offices across DC, NYC, Baton Rouge, Seoul, India and Brussels is the largest privately held company in the legal analytics and regtech space and powers over 4,000 of the world's largest and most influential corporations, associations, non-profits, and law firms, creating a more open and transparent society through data. With Hwang's technology and capital partners from the likes of Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang, Steve Case, NEA, Renren and others, FiscalNote is revolutionizing access to legislation, regulations, and court cases for organizations around the world.