European Liberal Forum with the support of the Institute for Politics and Society invites you to join the first online Dare to Debate event "Reality and Sci-fi Scenarios of the Digital Revolution".


The European Union is currently facing big challenges – AI and digitization which affects all parts of our lives. We already knew that it would be significant part of our future, but the importance of these phenomena was amplified by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which made the digitization even more intense than before. There are several questions regarded digital revolution as it is probably the greatest challenge for the civilization since the industrial revolution happened. Automatization and robotization is a big opportunity for us and the EU could become a leader in this field. The digital revolution brings new challenges not only in the future of work or in facilitating government work, but also in cybersecurity where is significant risk of hacking attacks, improper work with sensitive data, or any other misuse of new technologies. Technological dependency and cyber security are becoming a very hot topic. Transatlantic cooperation will be focused in the coming years on the safe building of 5G global networks. All of this is related to broader geopolitical package of EU-US relationship, EU-Chinese relations and US-Chinese relations.


Welcome by:

Csaba Tóth, Board Member, European Liberal Forum

Panel 1: AI – Real Risks and Opportunities (in Czech)

Does AI pose more risks than benefits for the cohesion of our societies?

Alžběta Krausová, Legal Researcher, Department of Private Law, Institute of State and Law, Czech Academy of Sciences

Michal Pěchouček, Director, Artificial Intelligence Center, Czech Technical University; Chief Technology Officer, Avast

Panel 2: AI in Education, Culture and the Audiovisual Sector (in Czech)

Will AI in education, culture and the audiovisual sector cause the loss of many jobs?

Ondřej Kovařík, Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe)

Michal Černý, Editor in Chief, EdTech KISK; Lecturer, Department of Information and Library Studies, Masaryk University

Panel 3: Cybersecurity – How to Resist Attacks of All Kinds? (in English)

Do we need more regulation at the European level to prevent cybersecurity risks?

Iva Tasheva, Co-Founder and Cybersecurity Lead, CyEn

Alberto Zilio, Director, Public Affairs – Europe, AT&T


Martin Sedláček, Project Manager, Institute for Politics and Society

This event will be held on 11th June, 16:00-18:15 and will be live-streamed on the Facebook profile of the Institute for Politics and Society. Interpretation will be provided. 


An event organised by the European Liberal Forum (ELF) with the assistance of the Institute for Politics and Society. Co-funded by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of the programme, or for any use that may be made of it. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum.