The Bilderberg conference started in Lisbon on Thursday. The conference is named after the Dutch hotel where the first edition of the conference was organized in the mid-1950s.
Why is this important?The meeting of this group of about 130 participants has a strictly secret character in which international imagery and ideas are central. Protected from the press, politicians, bankers and businessmen discuss the most important issues of the moment. Critics accuse the Bilderberg group of making decisions outside democracy.
In the news. This year’s Bilderberg meeting is largely devoted to artificial intelligence (AI). Participants include OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
- In addition to the technology giants, political heavyweights will also be in attendance, including former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian m
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