2024 will see 4 billion people (half of the world’s population) eligible to vote in elections across the globe. There has been much coverage about the capacity for AI systems to influence electoral processes. This is a crucial issue for democratic societies, and one that our Consultation will address by bringing together leaders from government, academic institutions, companies and NGOs. During twenty-four hours together, we will consider issues such as:

  • What legislation or regulation is needed to deal with the effects of AI on the electoral process?
  • What might be the role for companies and civil society in dealing with the effects of AI on elections?
  • What technical measures and/or changes to election processes could increase robustness to AI-based interference?
  • What lessons can be learned from the UK general election on July 4?
  • How can we build public consensus around solutions to address AI risk to elections?