December 11, 2023Paradiso Noord (Tuinzaal) Amsterdam
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Doors open: 19:30
Start programme: 19:30
Paradiso Noord (Tuinzaal)
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What impact do the latest developments in AI have on our society and the choices we make? Do we need to protect our privacy and our democracy? And if so, how can we do that?

On December 11th University Professor Natali Helberger - included in the list “100 brilliant women in AI ethics to follow” - will update you on the latest developments regarding AI and explain the pros and cons. OpenAI recently announced that ChatGPT can now 'see, hear and talk'. And just a couple of months ago the world's first comprehensive AI law - the AI Act - was put into place to regulate the use of artificial intelligence in the EU. In Helberger's talk on 'ChatGePificaTion of our Democracy - and what the law does about it', Helberger will dive into our (privacy) rights and the emerging regulatory framework.

Event held in English with the generous support of the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena at the University of Amsterdam.


  • 19:30–   20:15
    Music TBA
  • 20:30–   21:30
    Natali Helberger– 

Talk by

Natali Helberger

Natali Helberger is University Professor of Information Law and Digital Technology at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Institute for Information Law (IViR). In this role she is the leading expert on hot current topics like AI, Chat GPT, Platform regulation, digital user rights, digital ecosystems and news recommenders. Together with her team of experts in Information Law and Digital Technology she researches all the changes taking place, guards our human rights and advises governments and societal stakeholders.

Since 2021, Helberger has also been director of the AI, Media & Democracy Lab, and since 2022 scientific director of the AlgoSoc (Public Values in the Algorithmic Society) Gravity Consortium. A major focus of the AlgoSoc program is to mentor and train the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers.

She is a member of several national and international research groups and committees, including the Council of Europe's Expert Group on AI and Freedom of Expression. And last but not least, a founding member of the Human(e) AI research program and leads the Digital Transformation Initiative at the Faculty of Law.

Photo credit by Kirsten van Santen.

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