Security challenges in the Black Sea Region, discussed in Bucharest

The Romanian Intelligence Service, through the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy organized the 8th edition of the program “Security in the Black Sea Region”. Shared challenges, sustainable future (SBSR). This year’s concluding panel focused on ”Fractured Digital Futures: AI in service or against democracies?” and was hosted by the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest.

Organised under the high patronage of the Romanian Presidential Administration, the workshop included a debate session, attended by personalities representing the academic and diplomatic environment, along with security experts, but also a practical exercise to develop alternative scenarios for possible futures, in order to identify solutions for integrating “Artificial Intelligence” tools in democratic societies.

The exercise addressed topics such as Generation Z and Mind-Reading Technology, the Fifth Industrial Revolution and the global gap between digital and non-digital communities or information manipulation and non-regulation of digital behavior.

SBSR, a program initiated by Harvard University in 1997, is part of the overall development objectives of the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy in the scientific research field and the participants, experts in regional security, facilitated the organisation of several sessions on promoting national interests, exchange of expertise and advancing key messages relevant to Romania’s foreign policy.

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