Artificial intelligence and hate on the net


Thursday, 13th of October 2022

Target Group(s)

Professionals from the fields of democracy promotion, extremism prevention, media supervision and child and youth media protection


Hate, incitement and extremist propaganda are part of everyday life on the Internet. But what can be done about the sheer volume of hate content? "Artificial intelligence" is considered an important approach to solving the problem. AI applications are supposed to recognize, filter out or block inflammatory and offensive images, videos and texts, for example - self-learning and (partially) automatically. But is it that easy to do?

The symposium "Artificial Intelligence and Hate on the Net: Opportunities and Challenges" is dedicated to the potentials, but also limitations and challenges of AI in its use against hate speech and propaganda. In addition to input lectures and exchange rounds on wishes and expectations for or experience with AI solutions in one's own working practice, there will be a discussion round with representatives from the fields of science, media supervision, social media services and civil society. The goal is to create an understanding of what AI can and cannot (yet) do in the work against hate online. 

The online event is aimed, among others, at experts and those involved in democracy promotion, extremism prevention, media supervisory institutions and child and youth media protection, as well as institutions and projects that are interested in digital solutions for detecting and recording relevant online content (as well as its conditions) as part of their work against hate on the net.

Participation is free of charge.

Further information and the preliminary program can be found on this page.