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/