Rarely does a week go by in China without news of a startup building “AI for x” announcing an eye-popping funding round, or a government agency moving to adopt AI-based technologies in the name of governance or the economy. In July, the State Council of China announced its “Next Generation AI Development Plan 新一代人工智能发展规划” which articulates an ambitious agenda for China to lead the world in AI. By some measures, Chinese Internet giants, along with dozens of lesser-known upstarts, can claim to be leading today, especially in deploying applications used daily by hundreds of millions of Chinese.
YCW Shanghai welcomes Danit Gal, Yenching Scholar at Peking University, and Chair, Outreach Committee, The IEEE Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, to share an insiders view from her interaction with the movers in shakers in Beijing and Shenzhen. This 40 minute moderated discussion followed by an audience Q&A will look at the ethical, economic and sociotechnical implications of AI development and deployment in China. Whether you are a tech industry professional or simply curious about this emerging space, this engaging talk promises to have something for you.
Danit Gal is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and International Strategic Advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Danit chairs the Outreach Committee of The IEEE Global AI Ethics Initiative and is a member of the Executive, Policy, Mixed-Reality, and Reframing Autonomous Weapon Systems committees. She also chairs the working group of a new IEEE standard (P7009) on the Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems. In China, Danit consults companies and universities on the ethical, societal, and regulatory implications of AI. Passionate about developing and using technology to benefit humanity, she is an active public speaker discussing the unique character of AI technologies, their advantages, and shortcomings in East Asia. Her current research work explores the regulatory, industrial, and societal implications of developing and using intelligent social robots in China, Japan, and South Korea.