February 23rd – The Big AI Debate: Who Gets to Decide?

Who gets to decide how AI impacts our communities, health, and wellbeing? An interactive debate with thought leaders in AI, democratic decision-making, and data ethics.


The big question

The Liverpool City Region Civic Data Cooperative at the University of Liverpool hosted a public debate on public involvement in data and artificial intelligence (AI).

The growing use of AI in policy and health decision-making has far-reaching potential. From writing poetry to preventing the next pandemic, anything seems possible. But research shows that AI can make our existing problems worse. Data used to train AI can reinforce inequalities and racism making it harder to access good healthcare or fair justice for all communities.

How can the potential of AI meet the needs of society now and in the future? How do we prevent AI from being used to cause more harm than good? And who gets to decide what the future will look like?

Now is the time for us to shape who gets a say in how these developments impact our health, wellbeing, and society. 

Speakers discuss how to balance the potential of AI with better public engagement and decision-making.

Who gets to decide how AI, impacts our communities, health, and wellbeing?

Read our blog about the Big AI Debate

The Tung Auditorium which is a large brick building with a stair case in front
The Tung Auditorium which is a large brick building with a stair case in front

Learn more about the Debate

The Debate took place at the Tung Auditorium in the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre on February 23rd, 2024. You can find information below on the panellists, photos from the debate, and the Liverpool City Region resident perspective. A full recording of the debate is coming soon.

Find a wrap-up of the debate in our blog The Big AI Debate Wrap-up




Photos from the Big AI Debate

Liverpool Resident Perspective on AI

Ahead of the event, we asked eight Liverpool City Region residents their perspective on who should get to decide the future of AI. Watch their responses below and on YouTube.

Want to get involved?

If you have any questions contact us at cdc.info@liverpool.ac.uk.