Ethics & Governance Forum at the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence BAAI 2019

October 31, 2019
Beijing, China

Yolanda Lannquist, Head of Research & Advisory, represented The Future Society in China at the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI) 2019 Conference. She shared The Future Society’s projects in AI governance, policy and ethics in a presentation and expert panel with leaders from China, Japan, Israel, the EU, and USA. The international panelists explored AI ethics across contexts, including common values and the harmful effects of the ‘race’ narrative between the US and China. Instead, there is need to invent a new a “cooperative rivalry” which balances out legitimate rivalry with the imperative of cooperation on many issues related to the global upsides and downsides of AI. The Future Society reiterated its commitment to bringing together AI leaders from across the world in its convenings and seminars, which included the first US – China AI Tech Summit with industry leaders from both countries as well as the Global Governance of AI Forum held every year in Dubai during the World Government Summit.