[WEBCAST] Executive Roundtable on Exploring AI Issues Across the U.S. and China with Heather Evans - Series LaunchVIEW EVENT DETAILS
(Groundbreaker & Innovator Member Event)
Join Asia Society Northern California on Wednesday, August 5 for an Executive Roundtable with Heather Evans, Director of Frontier Technology Research at Asia Society Northern California, and Benjamin Cedric Larsen, Visiting Researcher at Stanford’s Asia Pacific Research Center and Series Editor for the launch of the Frontier Technologies Series.
The Frontier Technologies Series: Exploring AI Issues Across the United States and China is a collection of case studies exploring AI issues across the U.S. and China, featuring perspectives from AI policy experts and researchers across North America, Asia, and Europe.
The series is a pilot effort by Asia Society Northern California to re-imagine pathways for global collaboration in the development, adoption and governance of AI technologies. AI is quickly being integrated into the fabric of daily life for people around the world through commercial and state use. Rapid advances in research and development position AI to have increasingly transformative impacts in the years to come, making it imperative that norms and best practices for the responsible development and use of AI technologies be fostered at the international level today.
To this end, Asia Society has invited key experts to author case studies explaining current AI issues and examining possible paths toward increased collaboration in order to create a platform for cooperative discussion and solutions. Each piece is authored by a different contributor who designates it as a ‘Green, Yellow, or Red Light’ Issue based on perceived ease of collaboration. The diverse set of issues profiled span from application uses (e.g. DeepFakes on public platforms) to governance challenges (e.g. global AI standards).
A new piece in the series will be released every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time from August 5th to September 30th, 2020.
This session will be moderated by Shazeda Ahmed, Doctoral Candidate at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information.
Date: Wednesday, August 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Groundbreaker and Innovator Event. Please email James Gale at JGale@asiasociety.org if you are interested in attending. Space is limited.
11:00 a.m. Program Begins
12:00 p.m. Program Concludes
Link to join virtually will be emailed to guests the day before and an hour before the program is scheduled to begin from James Gale at JGale@asiasociety.org.
Heather Evans is the Director of Frontier Technology Research. She studied as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her master’s research at Tsinghua focused on evolving data governance policies. Heather has worked as an entrepreneur and civil servant. She served as the first Artificial Intelligence Senior Advisor to the Provincial Government of Ontario, helping to establish the Vector Institute of Deep Learning. She also started two businesses, in the spaces of Natural Language Processing and 3D Printing. Heather has collaborated with the National Academies of Science, the Royal Society and continues to mentor young entrepreneurs and policymakers.
Benjamin Cedric Larsen
Benjamin Cedric Larsen is a Ph.D. Fellow at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), as well as a Visiting Researcher at Stanford’s Asia Pacific Research Center. Benjamin holds a dual master's degree in public management from CBS and CAS in Beijing. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Benjamin worked professionally in China, holding positions across the Danish Foreign Ministry as well as China’s technology industry (NJU Electronics / JD AI). Benjamin’s research interests relate to the organization of AI innovation, with a particular focus on the dynamics playing out in China. His research looks at the organization of leading AI ecosystems while highlighting the role of the state in the governance of digital platforms that shape innovation in AI.
Shazeda Ahmed (Moderator)
Shazeda Ahmed is a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information. She is currently a pre-doctoral fellow at two Stanford University research centers, the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Shazeda has previously worked as a researcher for Upturn, the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Ranking Digital Rights, and the Citizen Lab. From 2018 – 2019, she was a Fulbright fellow at Peking University's Law School in Beijing, where she conducted field research for her PhD dissertation on how tech firms and the Chinese government collaborate in implementing the country's social credit system.
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