• Panel Discussion on the Portuguese Speaking Parliaments Context for the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Parliamentary Democracy



    How it was

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  • Bússola Tech orchestrated a timely and significant discussion on April 22nd, 2024, focusing on the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the unique context of Portuguese-language parliaments. The virtual panel discussion, titled "The Portuguese-Language Parliaments Context for the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Parliamentary Democracy," served as a platform for prominent figures from diverse Parliaments to examine the potential of AI and navigate the challenges it presents.



    Mr. Luís Kimaid, Executive Director of Bússola Tech, moderated the dialogue, ensuring a rich exchange of perspectives from the esteemed panellists:



    • Mr. Rui Pereira Costa: Deputy Secretary-General of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal;
    • Ms. Filomena da Conceição Grachane: Director-General of the Legislative Process of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique;
    • Mr. Márcio Tancredi: Executive-Director of the Federal Senate of Brazil;
    • Mr. Mark Stodder: Advisor of Xcential Legislative Technologies;
    • Mr. Neemias Muachendo: IT Director of the National Assembly of Angola;



    The discussion opened with each panellist sharing their vision of a modern parliament empowered by readily available generative AI. They explored potential applications of this technology within their respective institutions, highlighting opportunities to streamline processes, enhance transparency, and facilitate deeper engagement with citizens.



    A crucial focus of the conversation was the need for accuracy and reliability in AI-driven legislative processes. The panellists delved into strategies for ensuring data quality, mitigating potential biases within algorithms, and maintaining human oversight in critical decision-making. Ethical considerations surrounding AI implementation were also thoughtfully addressed, emphasising the importance of transparency and accountability to maintain public trust.



    Looking towards the future, participants shared insights into their institutions' strategic plans for incorporating AI. They emphasised the importance of comprehensive staff training programs, meticulous financial planning to support technological implementation, and robust infrastructure development to ensure a smooth and successful transition towards a more technologically advanced and data-driven legislative environment.



    This gathering of key figures from Portuguese-language parliaments signifies a crucial step in exploring the transformative potential of AI within these Parliaments. The insights shared and connections forged during the discussion will undoubtedly contribute to shaping the future of parliamentary operations, ensuring they remain efficient, transparent, and responsive to the needs of the citizens they serve.


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