LIVESTREAM: OSCE parliamentarians will consider the security implications of Artificial Intelligence in Lisbon


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The 2nd Lisbon Conference of the OSCE PA on "Security in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" is set to take place on 20 May 2024, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing our societies, offering unparalleled opportunities alongside significant challenges. While AI promises increased efficiency and innovative solutions to complex problems, it also raises ethical concerns and disrupts traditional employment structures.

In the realm of security, nations are harnessing AI to fortify democratic processes and governance. However, the proliferation of AI-driven threats, such as cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns, underscores the critical need for global cooperation and comprehensive policies.

Policymakers are at the forefront of shaping the responsible integration of AI into society. Through international collaboration, they can craft regulations that ensure AI's benefits while safeguarding ethical principles and democratic values.

The Parliamentary Conference on Security in the Age of Artificial Intelligence seeks to convene parliamentary representatives, experts, and key stakeholders to facilitate informed discussions, knowledge exchange, and collaborative efforts with the aim to:

  • Raise awareness about the profound security implications of AI.
  • Foster an open dialogue and co-operation among policymakers and key stakeholders to identify legal, ethical, and human rights challenges associated with the development & deployment of AI.
  • Explore sensible policy frameworks and new avenues for international co-operation to effectively minimize the threats stemming from AI technologies.

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, an organization comprising 57 participating States from Vancouver to Vladivostok, serves as the parliamentary dimension of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. With its 323 members, its primary mission is to foster inter-parliamentary dialogue, thereby promoting the comprehensive security objectives of the OSCE.



09:30 - 09:50     OPENING SESSION

  • José Pedro Aguiar-Branco, President of the Assembleia da República of Portugal
  • Pia Kauma, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
  • Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE Secretary General (video-message)
  • Paula Cardoso, Head of the Portuguese Delegation to the OSCE PA

09:50 - 11:20     SESSION I: Understanding Artificial Intelligence and its Impact in the OSCE Region

  • Arlindo Oliveira, Distinguished Professor of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), President of INESC
  • Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global and Emerging Risks at the Geneva Center for Security (online) Moderator: Gudrun Kugler, Rapporteur of the OSCE PA General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment

11:30 - 13:00     SESSION II: Protecting Democracy and Promoting Development Through Artificial Intelligence

  • Sarah Spiekermann, Chair of the Institute for Information Systems & Society at Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Kristian Bartholin, Head of the Council of Europe Digital Development Unit, Secretary to the Committee of Artificial Intelligence
  • Irene Charalambides, OSCE PA Vice-President and Special Representative on Fighting Corruption
  • Ricardo Baptista Leite, Chief Executive Officer at I-DAIR
  • Moderator: Lucie Potuckova, Chair of the OSCE PA General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions

15:00 - 16:30     SESSION III: Regulating Artificial Intelligence - The Role of National Parliaments

  • Carlos Zorrinho, Member of the European Parliament
  • Thorhildur Sunna Aevarsdottir, Council of Europe’s Rapporteur for the Opinion on the draft Council of Europe Framework Convention on AI, Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
  • John Whittingdale, Head of the Delegation of the United Kingdom to the OSCE PA
  • Moderator: Azay Guliyev, Chair of the OSCE PA General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment

16:30 - 17:00 CLOSING SESSION

  • Paulo Rangel, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal (TBC)
  • Marcos Perestrello, Vice-President of the Assembleia da República, Vice-President of the NATO PA
  • Roberto Montella, Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
  • Luís Graça, Deputy Head of the Portuguese Delegation to the OSCE PA

The conference will be livestreamed on this page.


Click here for the Concept Note.

Click here for the Draft Agenda.



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