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At Aspen Ideas Festival, CEO Alexandra Givens Speaks on Panels about Data Privacy & AI

At this year’s 2023 Aspen Ideas Festival, CDT CEO Alexandra Givens made an impact, speaking alongside a variety of different leaders and experts on two critically important topics of the moment: data privacy, and artificial intelligence.

We’ve copied the descriptions of each of the panels below, and linked to the full video for each.


Safe or Sentient? Navigating the Future of Data Privacy and AI

E.O. Wilson said, “We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology.” How should technology be designed and controlled so it improves our lives, economy, and culture without losing individuality, privacy, and trust in society and each other?

  • Frank McCourt – Executive Chairman, McCourt Global
  • Vivian Schiller – Executive Director, Aspen Digital at the Aspen Institute
  • Tom Wilson – CEO, Allstate
  • Alexandra Reeve Givens – CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology

AI Attackers & Defenders, Who Has the Upper Hand?

As the debate continues over whether generative A.I. will bring about an evolutionary or revolutionary change in cybersecurity, concerns are growing about implications for personal-data security and privacy. What’s the potential impact of generative A.I. on elections, financial transactions, and privacy? And most importantly, what role should the government play in protecting individuals from emerging threats?

  • Tara Murphy Dougherty – CEO, Govini
  • Alexandra Reeve Givens – CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Brandon Wales – Executive Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Jeff Greene – Director of Cybersecurity Programs, Aspen Digital
  • Alissa Starzak – Vice President, Cloudflare