Navigating Deepfakes: Policy Ecosystem and Political Implications

Exploring the socio-political impacts of deepfake technology

About the talk

As the world braces for the largest election year with over 64 nations heading to the polls, the influence of artificial intelligence looms large, poised to make a profound impact. From the proliferation of misinformation to the emergence of deepfakes and the exploration of positive use cases, the landscape of political discourse is undergoing a seismic shift.

In this talk, Sagar Vishnoi will delve into the transformative role of AI, illustrating how it is fundamentally altering the traditional norms and strategies within the realm of politics. By exploring the spectrum from malicious manipulation to innovative applications, Vishnoi will shed light on the multifaceted ways in which AI is reshaping the very fabric of political engagement and governance. Through insightful analysis and compelling examples, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between technology, policy, and politics in this era of rapid technological advancement.

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About the speaker

Sagar Vishnoi, a seasoned political advisor and AI strategist, has extensive experience in shaping policy and implementing development programs for multiple Member of Parliaments. With a background in political communications and AI strategy from Columbia B-School and ISB, Mohali, he has led strategic war rooms for 10 elections in India, collaborating with over 130 MLAs, 10 MPs, 3 Chief Ministers, and 3 Presidents.

He has spoken at over 20 platforms, including prestigious institutes like IIT and TEDx, on how Industry 4.0 can disrupt politics, and has been recognized for his contributions to the social sector with awards such as the Karamveer Chakra by iCongo and Global Fellowship instituted by the United Nations. Additionally, he is an avid writer on topics including technology, AI, democracy, politics, public policy, and governance.

RSVP and venue

This session will be held online on the 22nd of February from 7 pm - 8 pm. You can RSVP to participate via Zoom or watch the livestream on YouTube.

About the Deepfakes series

This session is part of a 3-part series on Deepfake technologies which will explore socio-political, technical, and governance aspects of the technology.

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