Date: December 4th–5th, 2021
Location: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
One year since its inaugural launch, the Tsinghua University International AI Cooperation and Governance Forum will return tomorrow, with a renewed focus on building a balanced and inclusive AI governance system.
Hosted by Tsinghua University’s Institute for AI International Governance (I-AIIG), and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the international supporting partner, this year’s forum aims to advance the global conversation around the equitable use of AI, examine AI’s role in international cooperation and sustainable development, and discuss building global policy frameworks around emerging new technologies. It will also look at how AI is successfully being used to fight these challenges, what more can be done to cooperate on and tackle these issues, and future developments in the sector.
The two-day forum has three main plenaries which span seven thematic sessions addressing some of the most hotly debated issues in AI governance today. Topics include cross-cultural trust in AI, closing the digital divide between countries, leveraging AI for climate action, tackling algorithm bias, AI and international security and AI for sustainable enterprises and social development.
To amplify youth voices in the global conversation on AI, the five winning teams from the U&AI AI for SDGs Youth Bootcamp, which concluded last month, will present their proposals for AI-based solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals on Sunday. This day will also feature a forward-looking session exploring the future governance of the Metaverse – a frontier concept which raises important questions for the future of global internet governance.
The event will convene thought leaders and practitioners from around the world, including top officials from governments and international organizations, prominent academics and executives from the tech sector, thus making it a high-level platform for global dialogue.
Representatives from the United Nations System include:
Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Officer-in-Charge of UN Office of Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology;
Xu Haoliang, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of UNDP
Beate Trankmann, UNDP Resident Representative in China;
World-leading experts from academia include:
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Turing Award Winner; Academician of Chinese Academy of Science; Chair of I-AIIG Academic Committee;
Zhang Bo, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Honour Director of Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Tsinghua University; Academic Member of I-AIIG;
Gong Ke, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations; Executive Director of Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies; Academic member of I-AIIG;
Gao Wen, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Professor of Peking University; Director of Peng Cheng Lab; Academic Member of I-AIIG;
Xue Lan, Dean of I-AIIG and Schwarzman College;
Shen Xiangyang, Foreign Academician of the National Academy of Engineering; international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering;
Ya-Qin Zhang, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Dean of Institute for AI Industry Research (AIR), Tsinghua University; academician of I-AIIG;
Susan Athey, member of the National Academy of Science; fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Yolanda Gil, former president of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence; academician of I-AIIG;
Rohinton Medhora, President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Be a part of the future of AI through building balanced and inclusive AI governance systems. Stay tuned to this year’s International AI Cooperation and Governance Forum 2021 organized by the Institute for AI International Governance (I-AIIG) of Tsinghua University in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Featuring leaders from all over the world invarious fields in academic institutions, international organizations, and enterprises worldwide coming together to collaborate and give their insights into building a balanced and inclusive AI governance system.
Join us this December 4-5, 2021, and tune in LIVE via https://weibo.com/l/wblive/p/show/1022:2321324708972438356281
Source: The Institute for AI International Governance of Tsinghua University (I-AIIG)
Editors: Guo Lili, Sangeet Sangroula