Amy Larsen: Democracy & Technology
What did Microsoft do when the war broke out in Ukraine? How is Microsoft working on AI development and taking safety and ethical considerations into account? How can governments keep pace with the rapid development of AI? Why is capacity building in countries that get access to technology important? How does Microsoft work on cyber security? How is Microsoft ramping up for the US elections in 2024?
Together with Amy Larsen, Director of Strategy and Business Management of Microsoft’s Democracy Forward team, we answer these questions and discuss Big Tech companies impact on the intersection of democracy, fundamental rights and technology.
Amy Larsen serves as Director of Strategy and Business Management of Microsoft’s Democracy Forward team, where she leads the team’s strategy on cybersecurity, information integrity, election integrity, journalism, and corporate civic engagement. She also leads the team’s international strategy and supports the company’s Ukraine Task Force. Previously, Amy practiced law at Davis Polk and then within Morrison & Foerster’s National Security and Global Risk, Crisis Management groups. Amy previously interned in the Obama White House on then-Vice President Biden’s team, held a human rights fellowship in Congress, and served at the State Department’s U.S. Mission to the EU. Amy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale, a J.D. from NYU Law, and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was awarded a Fulbright to South Korea and is an Aspen Security Scholar and member of the Truman National Security Project.
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