The event, which began on Thursday, May 18 in Lisbon, Portugal, is known as the Bilderberg meeting, an annual meeting established in 1954 supposedly to "foster dialogue" between the world's leaders.
What is spoken about during these meetings is never officially uncovered. Attendees take part as individuals, rather than as members of any political entity, corporation or any other organization, and no official detailed agenda is disclosed nor are the discussions recorded.
This year's Bilderberg meeting will reportedly feature AI at the center of its discussions. This was speculated upon after the media learned that the leading proponents of expanded AI use will be attending the meeting. (Related: Entrepreneur Ian Hogarth warns reckless development of AI could lead to the destruction of humanity.)
These leaders in AI include Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the research organization responsible for ChatGPT. Altman will be joined by Demis Hassabis, head of DeepMind, Google's artificial intelligence research lab, as well as tech giants like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Altman testified earlier this month before a Senate committee noting that it will be important for governments around the world to quickly regulate AI "to mitigate the risks of increasingly powerful models."
Despite this claim, Altman and his OpenAI have an exclusive partnership with Microsoft, resulting in the incorporation of ChatGPT into Microsoft's Bing search engine and Edge web browser. The company is also working on Microsoft 365 Copilot, an AI assistant based on OpenAI's GPT-4 system.
Google recently merged Hassabis' DeepMind unit with its Google Brain division to form Google DeepMind to centralize research efforts and keep pace with the breakthroughs being made by Microsoft and OpenAI.
While the Bilderberg meeting's organizers will continue to be silent about the true nature of discussions in the event, they did publish key topics up for discussion, giving an insight into what globalists deem the most pressing issues in global affairs:
Aside from the Big Tech elites, political, business and financial heavyweights from around the world are also expected to attend.
These notable attendees include former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. The three of them will reportedly discuss international relations, trade, energy, finance and the ongoing Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
Multiple European politicians are also expected to attend, including Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and former President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso.
Business leaders expected to attend are Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, British Petroleum CEO Bernard Looney, TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel.
All in all, 130 participants from 23 countries are set to attend the private meeting, same as the previous years. The event will run until Sunday, May 21, and there will be no disclosures coming out of the event, with organizers claiming the discrete nature of the meetings allow for greater freedom of discussion.
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Watch this short clip about this year's Bilderberg meeting.
This video is from the channel The Prisoner on Brighteon.com.