Yale Cyber Leadership Forum | Disinformation and the Future of Democracy
Friday, March 4, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The 2022 Yale Cyber Leadership Forum will take place as a series of hybrid in-person and virtual discussions, bringing together an impressive array of attorneys, technologists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and academics to explore the national security challenges associated with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
A collaboration between Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Yale Law School’s Center for Global Legal Challenges, the Forum is directed by Oona A. Hathaway, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law.
This year’s Forum, Bridging the Divide: National Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence, will explore how advances in AI have the potential to dramatically alter the cybersecurity threat landscape.
The Forum will be held on three Friday sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST in 2022: February 18, March 4, and April 1. The virtual sessions will be open to the Yale community and general public, as well as recorded for distribution afterwards.
The March 4 session, “Disinformation and the Future of Democracy,” will convene Yale faculty, students, and outside experts to address the following:
How can AI tools help detect “deep fakes” and other forms of coordinated inauthentic behavior online? How can democratic policymakers and social media companies counter the threat of disinformation and online extremism without impinging on freedom of speech and other fundamental freedoms? What are the most effective techniques for educating citizens to the threat of disinformation, and developing counter-narratives to combat conspiracy theories?
Additional information will follow regarding speakers and the overall agenda. If you are interested in participating in Forum sessions, please register for updates at cyber.forum.yale.edu.
This year’s Yale Cyber Leadership Forum is co-sponsored by the Schmidt Program on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and National Power. A signature new initiative of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and International Security Studies, the Schmidt Program fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching that examines how AI has the potential to alter the fundamental building blocks of world order.