About the Panelists
Program and Research Lead for AI and Media Integrity, Partnership on AI
Dalia is the Program and Research Lead for AI and Media Integrity. Dalia is focusing on leading the AI and local news stream of work and supporting the ongoing AI and synthetic media program. Working with social media, tech and news companies, think tanks and NGOs to understand how AI policies and interventions can help minimize the harmful impact of AI in their industries and address critical challenges to the quality of public discourse. She hopes to merge her experience in policy, research and community development in her work at PAI.
Previously, Dalia was a founding member of the AI policy team at the Ontario Government where she wrote and put into effect AI principles of ethical use for government-wide use. She also helped write and pass Canada’s first digital law: the Simpler, Faster, Better Services Act, 2019. Most recently, Dalia served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario’s Chief Digital and Data Officer providing key advice on ongoing digital and data policy files including Ontario’s Digital and Data Strategy and first Data Authority.
Dalia holds a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of International Relations and Public Policy and a BA in International Relations and Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.
Patrick Dell is an award-winning visual journalist who has worked in news for more than 25 years. He was an editor and producer in Australian television before moving to Canada in 2006 and now works in the Visual Journalism team at The Globe and Mail. He directed the documentary “Shooting War” about conflict photojournalists which debuted at HotDocs in 2022. Patrick has long been fascinated by the intersection of journalism and technology, which now includes generative AI.
Professor Charlie Beckett
Professor of Practice, Director of Polis and the Polis/LSE Journalism AI project Department of Media and Communications
Professor Charlie Beckett is the founding director of Polis, the think-tank for research and debate around international journalism and society in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Polis runs events for journalists and the public as well as a programme of fellowships and research. It has a Summer School, holds conferences and publishes reports. Charlie is leading the Polis JournalismAI project and was Lead Commissioner for the LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission (T3). As well as being spokesperson for Polis, Media Policy Project and T3, and a regular blogger, Charlie Beckett is a regular commentator on journalism and politics for the UK and International media.
Charlie is the author of SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World (Blackwell, 2008) and WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era (Polity, 2012). He also published research on journalism and emotions, journalism and Artificial Intelligence, and reporting on terrorism.
Prior to joining LSE, Charlie was a programme editor at ITN’s Channel 4 News. Before that he was a senior producer and programme editor at BBC News and Current affairs for ten years. He started his career on local newspapers in his native South London before starting in TV at LWT.
Charlie specializes in how journalism around the world is changing and its relationship to society and politics.