Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Time: 1pm – 2pm (Hong Kong Time) on Zoom

Author: Professor Simon Chesterman (Dean & Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law; Senior Director of AI Governance, AI Singapore)

Abstract: Earlier this year, the European Union proposed a draft regulation to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens from certain applications of artificial intelligence (AI). In June, the Biden Administration launched a task force seeking to spur AI innovation. On the same day, China adopted its new Data Security Law, asserting a stronger role for the state in controlling the data that fuels AI. These three approaches — rights, markets, sovereignty — highlight the competing priorities as governments grapple with how to reap the benefits of AI while minimizing harm. Which approach is correct, and what is missing? This presentation will discuss whether, when, and how to regulate AI.

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