Hacking Democracy: How Artificial Intelligence and Deep Fakes Target and Influence Voters with Joycelyn Tate


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Hacking Democracy: How Artificial Intelligence and Deep Fakes Target and Influence Voters

Instructor: Joycelyn Tate SAIS 'O5 (Cert)

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March 27, 2024 - April 10, 2024 (3 Sessions)  

Wednesday,  6:00 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: As the 2024 election cycle begins, deep fakes, political advertisements generated by artificial intelligence (AI), and election disinformation are becoming more creative at targeting and influencing voters. This raises questions of whether voters will always be able to spot the difference between real and fake political ads and election information. In this course, Joycelyn Tate teaches you how to recognize AI-generated content, how election disinformation is distributed and specifically targeted to voters, and how to protect yourself against the dangers of AI-generated political content, deep fakes, and voter disinformation.


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ABOUT Joycelyn Tate, SAIS '05 (CERT)

Joycelyn Tate is a leading expert on digital equity with a record of developing digital equity advocacy strategies to advance racial and gender equity, civil rights, and social justice in the use of, access to, and ownership of technology. As the founder and CEO of TS Strategies, Joycelyn advises senior executives of organizations on digital equity policy issues and executes public policy advocacy strategies to advance digital equity. She is also the co-founder of Make Innovative Technology for Change (MakeIT4Change) Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth and adults to create technology for social change.

Joycelyn’s public service includes appointments to serve on the Communications Equity and Diversity Council at the Federal Communications Commission and as a board member of the Universal Service Administrative Company, where she managed the administration of the Universal Service Fund, a $10 billion dollar fund that provides access to affordable telecommunications and broadband services to rural, remote, and underserved communities across the country. She also served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nation’s World Conference on International Telecommunications.

Joycelyn earned a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University, a Juris Doctor from Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, a graduate certificate of specialization from the Law and Technology Institute at the Columbus School of Law, and a graduate certificate in international studies from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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 Event Date
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
6:00pm EDT

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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