Centre Report Launch: Public perceptions of data, AI and regulation. 9 May 2023

Centre Report Launch: Public Perceptions of Data, AI Use and Regulation

The UCD Centre for Digital Policy is pleased to launch our May 2023 Report. It examines in Ireland public understandings, attitudes and perceptions of big data, AI and how it is regulated.

When. Tue, May 09, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (IST)

Where. Online – Register here

Survey topic

Democratic policy making relies on knowledgeable and well-informed publics. It requires the ability to both understand and actively participate in shaping and following policies. New digital technologies have centralised data and datafication processes in our lives.

The UCD Centre for Digital Policy has set out to understand public knowledge, attitudes to, and perceptions of personal data sharing, data rights, and artificial intelligence. We commissioned a survey to help us better understand public perceptions and to learn about hopes and fears for the future of personal data use, AI, and advanced technologies in Ireland.

9 May Schedule

3.00pm Welcome. Liz Farries, Centre Director

3.05pm  The Future of AI in Europe. Jean Carberry, Assistant Secretary of the EU, Digital and Access to Finance Division, DETE

3.10pm Introducing our Report. Niamh Kirk, Lecturer in Data Journalism and Social Media, School of English Irish and Communication Studies, University of Limerick.

3.15pm Data and Media Literacy. Eugenia Siapera, Centre Director and Head of the School of Information & Communication Studies

3.20pm. AI and the Oireachtas. James Lawless TD Chair of the Oireachtas Justice Committee

3.25 Q&A –

Registration is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there.

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