George Logothetis – Profound Message on Protecting & Defending Democratic Values at Concordia Summit
George Logothetis, Executive Chairman, Libra Group; Leadership Council Co-Chair, Concordia
with founding sponsor
“Concordia is about what you can become—not what you were, not what you are, but what you can be.”
– George Logothetis
Key takeaways & next steps:
Drawing strength from historical hardships is essential as it offers a wellspring of inspiration and resilience. It is a way to reflect on the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before us, and a source of motivation that reminds us that we can overcome challenges. Concordia stands as a platform that celebrates the indomitable human spirit. It brings together leaders, students, and citizens from around the world, uniting them in a common celebration of our shared humanity and shared goals.
Democracy is a precious form of governance that we must protect and uphold. It is a rarity in the grand scope of human history, an exception amongst the entirety of human governance, and it is imperative to safeguard this valuable system.
Advent technologies pose the potential to erode the foundations of democracy, as the digital age has become complicit in and an engine in spreading disinformation. Albeit technology can increase the supply of knowledge available to the public, it can diminish the quality and truthfulness of information, exporting falsehoods and propping the inflammatory above the substantive.
We must ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) does not exacerbate the dissemination of disinformation, inciting division, illiberalism, and authoritarianism within society. Society must inoculate itself from dis- and mis-information, celebrating human connection and the truth.
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