Future of Democracy & Technology Initiative

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Throughout history, technological revolutions have shaped societies on a global scale, presenting both remarkable opportunities and unprecedented challenges. However, unlike in the past, where governments and public, private and civic sectors had ample time to adjust, the exponential pace of innovation today demands swift adaptation and decisive action to mitigate the risks that emerge within months or even weeks. The impact of inadequate responses and the failure to identify threats has been evident in the realm of social media, which has facilitated the proliferation of manipulation, hate speech, and propaganda, disrupting political landscapes and societal dynamics across nations. 

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into our daily lives introduces a new realm of complexities and possibilities. Transatlantic democracies now face a critical juncture, where they must proactively harness the potential of AI for their advantage while safeguarding their systems and societies from foreign adversaries who seek to exploit vulnerabilities within democratic societies and structures and leveraging technology for digital authoritarianism. Furthermore, it is imperative that leaders in government and the private sector prevent AI from being weaponized to disseminate harmful content, eroding societal trust, and driving divisions and disengagement. This calls for the development of both trust in AI-based tools, products, and services and the essential skills to utilize, create, and innovate with integrity. 


GLOBSEC, a leading think tank bridging the perspectives of democracies across the world, seeks to contribute practical solutions that position European democracies as global leaders in leveraging AI for societal benefit and the promotion of democratic values and principles by:  

  1. Developing working mechanisms and ensure accountability for protection of the information spaces against misuses of AI for the spread of malicious content, propaganda and harmful disinformation. 

  1. Ensuring that the quality AI systems are considered trustworthy by the citizens and policy-makers alike, especially across Europe.  

  1. Fostering the integration of AI system into public sector, civil society while harnessing security, privacy and ethical concerns. 

  1. Increasing public awareness of challenges and opportunities of AI.  

Join us in this endeavor by becoming part of our advisory board, research fellows or sponsor, email to [email protected] for more.  



GLOBSEC is pleased to contribute to the consultation on delegated regulation templates for intermediary services reporting.


GLOBSEC supports the United Nations' voluntary Code of Conduct and offers a set of recommendations to make it as effective as possible.


How to address the issues related to AI misuse with regulation.



On June 26 2024 at 10:00 CET, join us for a webinar moderated by Marc Faddoul from AI Forensics.


Summary of GLOBSEC's event on the impact of AI on elections with key takeaways and video recording.


Join us for an online event on the impact of AI on elections, featuring top experts from three continents.


This policy brief examines the importance of AI-powered tools in combating disinformation challenges.

on 07.08.2023


Press release

GLOBSEC launches a new project to offer practical solutions for leveraging AI for the promotion of democratic values and principles.