Ms Maciel has 15 years of experience in the area of digital governance on issues related to the digital economy, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, conducting research, writing policy briefs, legal opinions and academic papers, developing and delivering courses. She has served in international bodies and organizations, such as the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). She is a PhD candidate at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, focusing on the securitization of trade policy. Prior to joining Diplo, Ms Marília Maciel was a researcher and coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) in Rio de Janeiro.
What should determine the pace and extent of automation in the public sector? Should it be technology, law, policy, ethics? If technology does not set limits, is there a point at which governments nevertheless should say that automation should stop and the human role should be maintained? Our panellists, with experience from the public and private sector, as well as academia, from a range of countries, with backgrounds in law and policy, examine these questions. Rather than trying to give clear answers, they help us to ask the correct questions. This is a territory that transgresses a number of disciplines, that requires an ability to understand topics as different as philosophy, psychology, technology and law, and that contains questions that every government will increasingly have to deal with.