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Over the past decade, various forms of representative, small group conversations—known collectively as sortition—have gained in global popularity. Those willing to participate are selected from among a larger sample of the population to meet offline or on for informed policy conversations. Now AI companies, too, are staging these civic dialogues in the hope of appearing more responsive to public input. 

In this AI Cyber Lunch, Beth Noveck, Professor of Experiential AI and Director of the Burnes Center for Social Change at Northeastern University, will discuss how AI could help us fashion better deliberation and more powerful forms of democratic engagement. Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. All are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

Recording: Please be advised that this seminar will not be recorded. The event organizers prohibit any attendees, including journalists, from audio/visual recording or distributing parts or all of the event program without prior written authorization.

Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon ([email protected]) in advance of the session.

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