TRUST aWARE at EmpoderaLIVE 2023: the leading event on Digital Citizen Sovereignty and Civic Technology solutions in Europe
by Ángel Sola López (Fundación Cibervoluntarios)
In an increasingly digitalised world, the protection of citizens’ rights online has become a fundamental concern. How can we ensure that our rights and freedoms are safe on the vast territory of the Internet? To address this issue and explore innovative solutions, EmpoderaLIVE 2023 brought together advocates of Digital Citizen Sovereignty, on September 26 and 27, 2023, at the Echegaray Theater in Malaga. The event was organised by TRUST aWARE partners Fundación Cibervoluntarios.
European projects that are shaping the digital future
At EmpoderaLIVE 2023, more than 20 international leaders and researchers and around 250 experts gathered to define and reflect on the new rules of the digital era, focused on the protection of citizens’ rights against economic and interests of power and in improving people’s lives.
The event served as a source of inspiration for the launch of new projects aimed at guaranteeing our rights and opportunities in the digital age.
The EmpoderaLIVE 2023 topic, “Digital Citizen Sovereignty: under construction,” made clear the objective of the event: to analyse how pioneers and leading organisations are shaping the digital future. During the event, innovative projects were presented in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, digital identity, participatory democracy, cybersecurity, citizen participation, decentralized internet, ethical software, the fight against misinformation or new uncensored social networks.
Thus, EmpoderaLIVE 2023 was attended by prominent Next Generation Internet projects and Horizonte Europe that are working on tools and solutions that place Europe at the forefront to guarantee the construction of a people-centered Internet, and that address some of the great challenges in the defense of citizen sovereignty in this new technological ecosystem: the ethics of Artificial Intelligence, protection and privacy and data, cybersecurity, the right to free and accessible software, and the fight against disinformation, among others. TRUST aAWARE session focused in Ethical AI Solutions to restore trust in citizens
Our team partners Jesús Alonso from Tree Technology and Tim Jacquemard from Trilateral Research represented the consortium at the Event. Jesús, expert in AI and data Science, is the technical lead of the team responsible for the development of Natural Language Processing (NLP( algorithms and services intended to improve privacy, and for the deployment of a collaborative cyber threat intelligence platform. On the other hand, Tim, Senior Research Analyst, introduced to the audience the advancements in the design of a Privacy & Cybersecurity dashboard to help individuals identify online risks. The STRIAD Honeycomb dashboard empowers users to control their online presence by assessing privacy settings and device security. Trilateral Research’s initiative promotes a safer digital landscape through technology for all.
Further info about the event here