KT4D Project Launches with aim to strengthen Civic Participation in Democracy in Europe

KO Meeting

The Knowledge Technologies for Democracy (KT4D) kicked off in person in Dublin on the 14th of April 2023. The project will harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data tools to allow European societies to capitalise on these tools for the operation of democratic governance and civic life, while at the same time appropriately mitigating their potential ethical, legal, and cultural risks. KT4D is a new project aimed at increasing citizen engagement and participation in democratic and decision-making processes. The launch of KT4D comes at a time when there is increasing concern about the erosion of democracy in Europe and the growing influence of knowledge technologies such as AI and Big Data on the democratic process.

The meeting provided an important opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, align on project goals and objectives and plan for the coming years of the project. This was the first face-to-face exchange of ideas and best practices, and together the project team deepended their shared understanding of the project's scope and objectives. This is particularly important given the diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the participating organisations as well as those of their stakeholders. The KT4D project's kick-off meeting in Dublin was a crucial first step towards achieving its ambitious aims of using AI and Big Data tools to strengthen democratic governance in Europe.

A video of the event with short interviews discussing the project now available below (on our website for Trust-IT) and on our YouTube channel or below.