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Digital Civil Rights in AI peril


The widespread deployment and utilization of AI tools, with demonstrated impacts on civil liberties and civil rights, highlight the need for transparency, accountability, and regulation to ensure that the development of future AI systems is done with an ethical and equitable lens--and that harmful products are not deployed. This panel unpacks the complex ways AI is already impacting Black communities and identifies timely protections and innovations critical to the health, safety, and civil liberties of communities of color, and to our democracy.

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  1. How do we increase digital civil rights enforcements, what frameworks to protect and empower Black community in the US?
  2. What can we learn from the last 5 years of tech & democracy to inform the next 5 years?
  3. As we look ahead to 2024 elections, what mis/disinfo AI tactics and applications should we be combatting targeting Black communities?



Lilibeth Gangas, Chief Tech Community Officer, Kapor Center

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Civic Engagement
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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